I spent most of the afternoon and evening rewiring the cable and data in our house. 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.Â Â 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.Â 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.Â The other jacks that I had done, were at least consistently wrong on both ends, so they worked.Â But since this one was ending in an RJ-45, it actually mattered, and didn’t work.Â Stupid color-blindness.
Anyways, I’m a perfectionist, so went back and re-did most of the termination with the correct colors.
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Good job, it pays to be persistent 🙂 You will be happy with the end result.
My dad is colorblind and I’m actually colorblind myself and both of us are ones that put the wiring in place. My dad has a harder time with it though because he has more to do. But everytime we move and have to wire stuff, he always asks me to help when I can’t choose either. But it is always fun to try and figure out what goes where. He even color-coded the wires at one point…. I still don’t know how that helped 🙂