wall plate wiring for RJ45 jacks

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 Question by John Rule65.100.140.162 posted 14 Nov 2006
 wall plate wiring for RJ45 jacks
I need to connect my computer to a printer in the next room. I have cate5e wire and RJ45 jacks. If I use T568A wiring scheme should both jacks be wired the same? IE Pin #1 white/green and Pin #8 brown on both jacks. Thanks for your help. John Rule
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 16 Nov 2006
Dear John,

I am not sure why you are using cat 5e cable for a printer unless it is net-workable and you are going to connect it via a hub. In any case cat 5e should be terminated using the same wiring scheme (T568A) at both ends. If a cross-over is needed, it should be done with a crossover patch cable.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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