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    Good point, perhaps that was what is confusing the OP. The jacks and patch panel should be marked to indicate wiring for both 568A and B which has nothing to do with what cable you use. Really, the only difference between A and B is that the orange and green pairs are swapped. You can use either A or B, just make sure you keep it the same on both ends.

    The PIA comes in if you use plugs. They aren't marked and you have to know how to wire them A or B.

    In any case you should have at least some kind of wire mapper to test each drop after you completed it, otherwise there is no way of knowing whether your work is good.

    -Hal

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    The reason CAT-6 keystones have different terminal layouts is they attempt to keep the twisting continued even through the socket body for greater common-mode noise rejection.

    The plugs are still wired orange-white/orange/green-white/blue/blue-white/green/brown-white/brown or green-white/green/orange-white/blue/blue-white/orange/brown-white/brown.
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    The homeowner didn’t purchase a patch board they purchased a eithernet port board. I did find the proper color configuration. Thank you everyone for the advice


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1118 View Post
    The homeowner didn’t purchase a patch board they purchased a eithernet port board.
    Yikes! So now we have the homeowner supplying junk.

    -Hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    No! You don't ever want to crimp plugs if you can help it. Install a patch panel and use factory made patch cords from it of whatever length you need.

    -Hal
    yeah. a crimped male end on a cat 5,6,or 7 does not meet the
    requirements of a compliant installation. doesn't matter if it
    passes or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    yeah. a crimped male end on a cat 5,6,or 7 does not meet the
    requirements of a compliant installation. doesn't matter if it
    passes or not.
    I’ve never had an issue with installing a male eithernet end on a CAT 5


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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    Yikes! So now we have the homeowner supplying junk.

    -Hal
    Yeah these people are as cheap as they come to say the least.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    yeah. a crimped male end on a cat 5,6,or 7 does not meet the
    requirements of a compliant installation. doesn't matter if it
    passes or not.
    OK, I'll bite. Why is that?

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    BICSI probably.

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