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 Question by Steve Cendales posted 31 Jul 2002
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I am in search of information to resolve a question amongst my co-workers.

If the coloring is not followed on making a new cat 5 cable does it affect performance of the cable itself?

As long as the cable is straight through regardless of the colors will it still send the data without any loss?

Are the colors for identifying while troubleshooting?

If you cannot supply me with the answers could you tell me where to find this information?

Thank you very much for your time.

Steve Cendales
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 31 Jul 2002
Dear Steve ,

It does matter what color do you use, especially if you use one-vendor cabling system, where all the components are tweaked to match each other. Even though it's a straight-through connection, you still have to let pair #1 (white/blue- blue) land on pins 4 and 5 of RJ45 jack because this is what the jack/cable combination was designed and manufactured for.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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