Hi, I am currently attempting to upgrade from 100BaseT, with CAT5 at home and adding a new link with CAT7 cable, that I want to use for Gigabit Ethernet. I Bought two Telegaertner double AMJ45 sockets. For a first test I just cabled the two of them together straight through.1 White/Orange 2 Orange 3 White/Green 4 Blue 5 White/Blue 6 Green 7 White Brown 8 Brown
At one end is a PC with an Intel 1000 MT Pro NIC, and the other end a new D-Link DGS-10008D, 8 Port Gigabit switch with Auto-MDIX. SO I have a patch cable from the switch to the first socket,then the cable run, then a short patch cable, then the PC. The switch has 3 other PCs connected,2 at 100BaseT and 1 with the same Intel NIC again. All connected by short patch cables. The three PCs on the switch can communicate OK. I get a cable fault shown by the Switch when starting for the new cable run. I was the opinion that AUTO-MDIX would sort out any problems, at least with any patch cables. It certainly doesn't work at all.
Here is a link to the sockets I am using.
The datasheet with the sockets shows two ways to connect them:
B:1 White/Orange 2 Orange 3 White/Green 4 Blue 5 White/Blue 6 Green 7 White Brown 8 Brown
and A:1 White/Green 2 Green 3 White/Orange 4 Blue 5 White/Blue 6 Orange 7 White/Brown 8 Brown
I guess this looks like a cross over. But shouldn't the AUTO-MDIX sort this out for me? I would be very gratefull for any insights, I want to add a few new sockets in the house and plan to use these sockets and this cable (its the same price as CAT5. Cheers Brian