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I know this is a wireless group but I figger the ones that know wireless
good will also know wired. I am setting up a wireless network for my 3
computers and am putting the router remote from any of the computers. I
want to run a cat 5 from the router to one of the computers (insurance I
guess and also trouble shooting). I bought the plugs to go in the wall
receptacle at each end of the cable so all I have to do when I want it
wired is get a short piece to go from the wall to the computer and
another for the router. The instructions with the plugs give 2
schematics, one is EIA-T586B and one is EIA-T586A. Which should I use?
L.D.

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Actually doesn't matter. Pick one and use it everywhere. I think EIA-T568B is
the most popular, but it is probably 50-50 since stuff still comes labled with
both.


Gordon Montgomery
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It doesn't matter as long as you're consistent.  One wiring closet I
did was a disaster.  I was wiring 568B at the wall jacks, while my
accomplis was wiring 568A in the wiring closet.  Nothing worked.  Pick
a standard and stay with it.

I'm partial to 568B.  That's because 99% of the commercial cables that
I buy are wired for 568B.  I also sometimes mix telco and network
connections on a single CAT5 cable.  When that happens, it's generally
best to stay with the 568B telco standard, or the installers might get
confused.

A bit of history.  568A is the offical recommended standard for new
installations.  568B was invented somewhat later to placate AT&T which
didn't feel like rewiring all their 258A StarLAN and phone
installations.  It was suppose to be an interim standard, but became
permanent mostly because everyone assumed that 568B was "later" than
568A.  

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Everything that we do in our office is T-568B for no other reason than
that's just the way we've always done it.

Adair



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Thanks to you all
L.D.



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A is the federal government one, but it doesn't really matter much as
long as you're consistent.
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