Explain this and I'll send you some Christmas cookies...
I have a OEM cat5 cable. On the side it says "EIA-568B".
You and I know that, at the very least, pins 1,2 and 3,6 should match up. You and I also know what 568B says the wiring order needs to be:
white orange/orange white green/blue white blue/green white brown/brown
But this OEM cable is wired...
white orange/orange white green/white blue green/blue white brown/brown
Here's the kicker: the OEM cable works. From the cable modem to the router it works. From my laptop NIC to the router it also works. But the pins don't match: 1,2 ... 3,5 ... 4,6, ... 7,8
In short, I must have some bad info somewhere. I should be happy it works but I want to understand why this "wrong" cable is working. Cheers, Brian