Splitting Cat5e

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 Question by Brad Wither posted 15 Apr 2004
 Splitting Cat5e
I have read a couple of inquiries in your help desk regarding splitting Cat5e to 2 locations. Per the wiring schema you provided, I wired the 2 RJ45 jacks per your direction, however, I can not get the second jack to respond. I am using a Linksys EtherFast 4 port router. What do I need to do to get the second jack functional?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 15 Apr 2004
Dear Brad,

Splitting the pairs should not be a problem for a short cable installation, especially in residential environment. Make sure you wired both jacks (if you used jacks) the same way at both ends of the cable. Also, make sure the blue and the brown pairs take place of orange and green on both ends of the second pair of jacks (plugs). To help you in the troubleshooting process, I've put together a schematic drawing in color. Here is the link: http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/split.shtml

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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