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What is the correct order to fit connectors on a cat6 ethernet cable with 8 non-standard colored wires? Answered

Hi, I have a cat6 ethernet cable with 8 non-twisted wires all apparently being of different solid colors. Is it OK to attach both ends to the connectors in any order as long as both ends have the same color order? Since the colors are non-standard I can't go by any convention such as T-568A or T-568B. I am using this in my home and since it will be a one-off I don't care about convention standards as long as the configuration I use will work.

By the way, do I need to be concerned about the fact that they are non-twisted wires? What's the difference anyway?

I would appreciate your answer. Thanks.

Oclaman

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oclaman

4 years ago

After looking more closely it appears that they are twisted after all.

Thanks to all of you for your input.

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steveastrouk

4 years ago

Cat 6 is by definition twisted pairs. If it isn't. it ain't CAT6

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mpilchfamily

4 years ago

If the cable doesn't have twisted pairs it's not a CAT6 cable. Without twisted pairs you will will have a slower connection due to corrupted packets and electronic noise bleeding over.

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Don't bother.

Get proper cable.

There is a good reason why twisted pairs are used, interference just to name one...