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Question
I want to make a CAT5  568-B Cable and I think I have everything down but I would like to ask before I get into it.

Step 1.
When I cut the CAT5 Cable I will find 4. pairs of wires.
BLUE
BROWN
GREEN
ORANGE

And each wire will have a WHITE wite twisted around it with the same color Strip.

Then I will untwist all the wires and put them in this order from Left to Right

pin 1. white wire with orange strip
pin 2. orange wire
pin 3. white wire with green strip
pin 4. blue wire
pin 5. white wire with blue strip
pin 6. green wire
pin 7. white wire with brown strip
pin 8. brown wire

Do I have this right?

Answer
Your pinouts match the pinouts shown here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIA/EIA-568#Wiring

If you still aren't sure take a look at the connectors on a cable from either Wal-Mart or Radio Shack to see which color goes to which pin.

Good luck with it.

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Can answer questions about Architecture, FedRamp, NIST requirements, and actor roles. Cannot answer questions that are platform-specific to Windows.

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Securing systems since 1982. Tip: Switching from a system that is (statistically) more prevalent to one that is less prevalent will help. 15 years supporting small business use of Windows and Linux networks and systems. Development software. NIST Cloud Security Working Group Contributor.

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