RJ-45 problem

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 Question by Chris Cole posted 07 Apr 2006
 RJ-45 problem
Hello,

My router is a linksys wireless G with speedbooster.
We have comcast digital cable... and I am wiring my own cat 5 cord I bought in bulk and I bought RJ-45 conncectors for the ends, and they will not fit into the port on the back of the router??? They almost fit... and compared to my store bought wires the connectors look identical as the ones I bought?? But no fit? Please help.. thank you
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 08 Apr 2006
Dear Chris,

In your first post you mentioned that you were trying this prior to crimping. There is typically a stub on the connector and the body will slide into itself when the compression takes place with the tool. Try making up a short cable first and see if that works out for you. All 8 pin modular plugs should meet a rigid specification published by the FCC (Part 68).

A few things to watch out for:

1. Make sure you have the correct connector for the cable. Things that come into play are conductor is solid or stranded and cable shape could be flat, oval or round.

2. follow the color code and pairings for either T568A or T568B wiring, here is a link to help you:
http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/t568ab.shtml

3. The tool and/or connector should have come with instructions about proper preparation of the cable including strip lengths, follow these to the letter.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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