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# 207860 17-Jan-2017 13:23
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I have got 24 port Dynamix Patch panel to install and have a question about the numbering of the slots on the back of the patch panel for punching the Cat 6 Cable into. 

 

I cant see any numbering, therefore,  is it 1-8 left to right for each port as I look at the patch panel from behind? 

 

 

 

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  # 1704681 17-Jan-2017 13:55
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They usually are numbered. Also goes odd down one side and even down the other. When looking at front, left most port is 1. Looking from back, right most punch downs will be 1 & 2.




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  # 1704698 17-Jan-2017 14:22
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coffeebaron: They usually are numbered. Also goes odd down one side and even down the other. When looking at front, left most port is 1. Looking from back, right most punch downs will be 1 & 2.

 

 

 

Thanks Cofeebaron for the reply, yes ports on the patch panel are numbered as you have described on the front and back. I was talking about the teeth to punchdown the wires into for each port. As you can see from the pics, there is no numbering. 

 

 

 

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  # 1704713 17-Jan-2017 14:56
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I would read it left to right.

 

If you are wiring to T568A standard, from left to right you would punch down Gr/Wh, Gr, Or/Wh, Bl, Bl/Wh, Or, Br/Wh, Br.

 

That way when you connect a cable to it (assuming the cable is 568A too) then the colours will match up.

 

It does not matter if you wire the patch rails up 568A, or 568B, so long as both ends (so the data ports at the other end of the cable connected to the patch rail) are the same. Though, most NICs will auto negotiate these days, so not as critical. It does not matter if the patch cables plugged into the front of the patch panel are 568A or B.




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  # 1704714 17-Jan-2017 15:00
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trig42:

 

I would read it left to right.

 

If you are wiring to T568A standard, from left to right you would punch down Gr/Wh, Gr, Or/Wh, Bl, Bl/Wh, Or, Br/Wh, Br.

 

That way when you connect a cable to it (assuming the cable is 568A too) then the colours will match up.

 

It does not matter if you wire the patch rails up 568A, or 568B, so long as both ends (so the data ports at the other end of the cable connected to the patch rail) are the same. Though, most NICs will auto negotiate these days, so not as critical. It does not matter if the patch cables plugged into the front of the patch panel are 568A or B.

 

 

 

 

Thanks Trig42

 

Thought that would be the case 


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  # 1704715 17-Jan-2017 15:06
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each "port" on the front is comprised of 8 punch downs on the back.  In your pic port one is the LHS and 8 slots down.  there is a gap, and the next block begins under it.  Same as the RHS

 

 


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  # 1704718 17-Jan-2017 15:15
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You're over thinking it. You punch them down in the order pictured on the back.

The punchdown slots at the back aren't in a 1-8 order, in your case they're - 5 4 1 2 3 6 7 8




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  # 1704720 17-Jan-2017 15:19
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Mine are coloured and labelled. Looks like this is missing, I would contact the supplier?







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  # 1704729 17-Jan-2017 15:27
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There's a T568A & T568B pinout shown on the back for each group of ports with their respective colour codes. Just select your wiring standard, and start punching down. The pinout is correct for both top and bottom row (odd/even ports).


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  # 1704732 17-Jan-2017 15:28
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The pin numbers are as per the colour coding.





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  # 1704738 17-Jan-2017 15:31
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Thanks everyone for your replies. 

 

 

 

I will follow the colour code printed in the back. 

 

 

 

I just wanted to make sure


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