I spent most of the afternoon and evening rewiring the cable and data in our house. I’m moving some things around and adding a couple outlets to accommodate. I’m also terminating a couple of cables into wall-jacks and putting a small punch down block in a central area so that things are wired a little better.
I got most of the way through everything, and was doing a cable where a room isn’t finished, so I was going to leave the RJ-45 end on. I wired it up at the punch down block just like I did all of the others, but I couldn’t get it to work. I tore the ends apart and put them back together a couple times to make sure everything was connected good and tight.
It turns out, that I had the greens and browns mixed up on the connector I was using. The other jacks that I had done, were at least consistently wrong on both ends, so they worked. But since this one was ending in an RJ-45, it actually mattered, and didn’t work. Stupid color-blindness.
Anyways, I’m a perfectionist, so went back and re-did most of the termination with the correct colors. I’ve got one more to finish tomorrow, then the house will be all correct.