General Networking/Lan/Wan/Network cabling


Jeff K. wrote at 2013-11-23 02:40:39
What I would add is there are 2 common standards for Ethernet wiring: 568a and 568b.  B is the more common method but either works fine.  You merely need to use the same method, a or b, on both sides of the same individual cable run, regardless of whether you terminate the cable in a block or a standard cable rj-45 jack.  I like using small blocks on both sides of cable runs, as they are clearly marked for what color goes where, for both a or b - whatever you prefer.  Though I always use b personally.  

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