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# 249421 9-May-2019 22:04
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tested on multiple devices. Not sure what the problem is, posting some pics of the Cat6 keystone.

 

https://imgur.com/a/XKXq3Sb

 

does the wiring look correct?

 

have i got the correct keystone - how do i know this is a 568A std?

 

do i need a special RJ45 plug since i just used the one i used on Cat5e?

 

 

 

Thanks


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  # 2234151 9-May-2019 22:09
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Did you use a punchdown tool?

 

Doesn't look like its been punched down well


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  # 2234156 9-May-2019 22:21
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Looks to me like it's been punched down with a screw driver or small blade rather than a punchdown tool

 

 

 

You should also use cat6 keystones with cat6 cable, there is minor differences in the wire gauge etc. 





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  # 2234161 9-May-2019 22:30
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Aren't socket straight thru so the last pic has [b][g/w][g][b/w] should be as [b][b/w][g][g/w]


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  # 2234162 9-May-2019 22:34
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sqishy:

 

Aren't socket straight thru so the last pic has [b][g/w][g][b/w] should be as [b][b/w][g][g/w]

 

 

Your right, it's keyed wrong on that side.

 

 

 

 

Bottom jackpoint looks ok though?





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  # 2234180 10-May-2019 06:30
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Clearly the orange pair in the first pic are not fully punched down, so no connected I suspect, and as per the last photo, you have a pair cluster fyck

 

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  # 2234184 10-May-2019 07:09
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As mentioned doesn't look like a proper punch down tool has been used, and the and pairs are in the wrong place.

 

 


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  # 2234301 10-May-2019 09:28
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hio77:

 

 

Bottom jackpoint looks ok though?

 

 

 

 

I was going to mention that too. Bottom one looks good from what I can see. Top one - not so much.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2234310 10-May-2019 09:36
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Yep, definitely that top socket has been terminated badly. Orange cable looks like no connection, Green and blue cables all mixed up (it's not hard, there's a handy picture of what it should be directly below it).

 

 

 

You will need to check the other end of that run as well to check it has been terminated correctly too. And go to Jaycar and get a punchdown tool.


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  # 2234330 10-May-2019 09:47
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Even the $3 plastic tools at Mitre10 work well enough for the casual purpose, I was up north visiting family over easter, was asked to sort out the smart tv that was too far from the wifi router, luckily the sky guy had installed two pair cat5e (mediaconnect I think they called it) for the phone to the sky box years back which happened to go directly to where the router was at the other end of the house. I had no tools but down to mitre10 got a couple of mech and faceplates, and a plastic tool, was surprised how well it worked, popped it in my laptop bag for future emergencies. Even though it looks like it was designed for phone (Krone type) it worked perfectly on 110.

 

https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/custom-telephone-socket-wiring-tool-white/p/106736

 

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  # 2234721 10-May-2019 20:15
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Thanks for the replies. the cable had 568-B.2-1 written on it. so i re did the keystone using the proper push down tool, this time as standard B but now i get nothing. not even 10mbps.


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  # 2234727 10-May-2019 20:30
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Without a tester you have no idea if they are punched down properly or not. If a wrong tool was used then the slot may be damaged.

 

 

The blinking light testers are better than nothing and are a few bucks on trademe and will pick up gross errors like that miswired pair and hanging out orange wire. I would replace the keystones and do it again.




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  # 2234768 10-May-2019 22:41
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Thanks for the replies. the cable had 568-B.2-1 written on it. so i re did the keystone using the proper push down tool, this time as standard B but now i get nothing. not even 10mbps.



Did you redo the other end to B standard as well? Both ends need to be either A or B.





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  # 2234784 11-May-2019 01:06
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Exactly what @Aredwood just posted above.

 

Just because the cable says B on it doesn't mean it has to be T568B. Any cable can be punched either T568A or T568B but it has to be terminated the same at both ends (so T568A-T568A or T568B-T568B), unless if you're trying to make a crossover cable (which you're not trying to do right now). The biggest thing you want to do is find out if the other end of the cable is being terminated as A or B.

 

In your OP you mentioned that the keystone was Cat6 compliant, but the "plug" was what held an older Cat5 keystone? By plug, I presume you mean the faceplate? If so, the faceplate can be interchangeable, as long as the keystone is Cat6.

 

Where are you based? If you're around Welly, I could lend you a cable tester and a punch tool if you so require it.




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  # 2234837 11-May-2019 09:30
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Looks like i have to borrow a cable tester and buy another keystone, although it doesnt look damaged.

 

Yes i did B on both sides of the keystone.

 

By Plug i mean RJ45 crimp Plugs which is on the other side.                                                                                                                                                


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  # 2234851 11-May-2019 10:01
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OK, so maybe a clear photo of each end of the cable, the keystone with the recent repunch and the RJ45 plug.

 

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