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Wiring on a RCA RJ-45 wall jack

Cat5e cable has blue/blue-white, green/green-white, orange/orange-white, and brown/brown-white wires. The RJ-45 wall jack as white, red, yellow, black, blue, green, orange, and brown. Instructions say to match the colors. Hard to match red, yellow, white, and black, with blue stripe, green stripe, brown stripe, and orange stripe. What stripe color do you match with the remaining 4 solid colors?

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    what's the difference between a cat5 jack and an rj45 jack, i thought the rj45 was the jack for cat5

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    Richard Lefevre Jan 04, 2014

    rj45 is the cable.

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The RJ45 wallplate is not meant for ethernet. It's an 8P8C connector for a phone. Will it work as a network jack? Maybe. I wouldn't use it, but if you really want to try, wire it thusly:

1 Blue --- Orange/White
2 Orange --- Orange
3 Black --- Green/White
4 Red --- Blue
5 Green --- Blue/White
6 Yellow --- Green
7 Brown --- Brown/White
8 White --- Brown

I'd still recommend a CAT5 wallplate with a CAT5 jack.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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  • mjmm007 Mar 19, 2011

    This wiring diagram was spot on. I love Google and all the smart people who post solutions. Thanks for the help.

  • Shawn McDonald
    Shawn McDonald Aug 20, 2011

    Thank you. I've got all tools and know how to install a proper RJ-45 jack, but somehow this RCA POS ended up getting accidentally purchased and the receipt lost.

    Your answer really helped me make the best of a bad hand. THANK YOU.

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    shellyhenry_ Aug 05, 2012

    THANK YOU!!

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    shellyhenry_ Aug 05, 2012

    THANK YOU!!

  • Richard Lefevre
    Richard Lefevre Jan 04, 2014

    Thank you, that was helpful. why RCA wouldn't follow the standards?

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Technopal09, I just bought an RCA-branded RJ45 wall plate that clearly indicates, "terminates in-wall Cat5e installations". It has the same color wires that the asker described. How do we find the correct wall plate if we thought we were purchasing for Cat5?

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Cat 5 cabling


Straight Cabling :

Side 1 Side 2
White Orange White Orange
Orange Orange
White green White Green
Blue Blue
White Blue White Blue
Green Green
White Brown White Brown
Brown Brown


Cross Cabling :


Side 1 Side 2
White Orange White Green
Orange Green
White Green White Orange
Blue Blue
White Blue White Blue
Green Orange
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Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

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Wiring a TPH553 Surface Mounted Jack by RCA.


TPH553 T568A T568BPin 1 - BL White/Green White/Orange Pin 2 - OR Green Orange Pin 3 - BK White/Orange White/Green Pin 4 - RD Blue Blue Pin 5 - GR White/Blue White/Blue Pin 6 - YL Orange Green Pin 7 - BR White/Brown White/Brown Pin 8 - WH Brown Brown
REF: wikipedia

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What wiring to use to connect our RJ45 connectors for computer


The order you give is right. Ethernet uses the orange pair and the green pair (1, 2, 3, 6). Phone uses the blue pair (4, 5).

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Ethernet cable


568-B Wiring
Pair Wires RJ-45 pins
1-White/Blue White/Blue 5
Blue/White 4
2-Wht./Orange White/Orange 1
Orange White 2
3-White/Green White/Green 3
Green/White 6
4-White/Brown White/Brown 7
Brown/White 8
568-A Wiring
1-White/Blue White/Blue 5
Blue/White 4
2-White/Green White/Green 1
Green/White 2
3-White/Orange White/Orange 3
Orange/White 6
4-White/Brown White/Brown 7
Brown/White 8
RJ-45 Pins are with the spring tab down and read left to right. Do you have an RJ-45 Crimping tool?
Just use 568-B or 568-A on both ends of the same cable.

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I have a Philips wall jack model number ph69636. and i need to know how to wire it up with a cat5e cable


Pin Std Phillips
1 White/Orange BLUE
2 Orange Orange
3 White/Green Black
4 BLUE Red
5 White/Blue Green
6 Green Yellow
7 White/Brown Brown
8 Brown White

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I have a cat5e network cable i am hooking to rj45 flush mounted wall jack the wire color is not the same?


Either your wallmount is not correctly crimmped according to the standards or your cable is not correctly crimmped according to the standards. So its better you crimp the cable and fix the R.J 45 connector in the sequence given herewith.colour coding of the cable:-
1-oranage white
2-orange
3-White green
4-Blue
5- White blue
6-Green
7-White brown
8-Brown
The same Sequence should be at the wallmount and at the R.J 45 connector.

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Cat 5 Issue you replied to


The color is not so important as the cable follow the same standard on both ends.
It has been my misfortune to find non-standard wiring in a facility, so long as they keep the relationship of the pins the same it will work, if the installer did not then you cannot trust any of the work and MUST either redo it all or have it all tested and certified by a cometent network cable installer.
568-B Wiring
Pair Wires RJ-45 pins
1-White/Blue White/Blue 5
Blue/White 4
2-Wht./Orange White/Orange 1
Orange White 2
3-White/Green White/Green 3
Green/White 6
4-White/Brown White/Brown 7
Brown/White 8
568-A Wiring
1-White/Blue White/Blue 5
Blue/White 4
2-White/Green White/Green 1
Green/White 2
3-White/Orange White/Orange 3
Orange/White 6
4-White/Brown White/Brown 7
Brown/White 8
RJ-45 Pins are with the spring tab down and read left to right. Do you have an RJ-45 Crimping tool?

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I know this is an old thread, but for the sake of helping someone else in the future, I just got off the phone with the Phillips Help Desk and this is the way they told me to wire it up the RJ-11 & RJ-45 combo jack I bought (PH60037):
  • RJ-45
  • Jack colors - CAT 5e
  • Blue - white/orange
  • Orange - Orange
  • Black - white/green
  • Red - Blue
  • Green - white/blue
  • Yellow - Green
  • Brown - white/brown
  • White - brown


  • RJ-11
  • White - white/green
  • Black - white/orange
  • Red - blue
  • Green - blue/white
  • Yellow - orange
  • Blue - green
He said it was the standard configuration used by the phone companies for some time.
Phillips Help Desk # for phones/PCs (800-233-8412)
Hope that helps someone else down the road.

Thomas

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Some testers do not test ALL the wires. Some will only test pair 1 and 2. You may want to use a DVM (Digital Voltmeter) set on the ohms function and check continuity on each of the eight wires from RJ-45 to RJ-45 connector or use a cable tester that will check all the wires. If you use a DVM check 1 to 1, 2 to 2 etc. for continuity. Good will read 0 ohms, open will read infinity or OL on some meters. 90% of all cable problems are poorly crimped or broken wires at the RJ-45 connector. It is difficult to be sure which end has the bad connection so you may need to change BOTH RJ-45 connectors. Do one, then check the cable, if it doesn't work, do the other one. It is a 50-50 shot. I prefer and encourage the rewiring color code using the EIA 568A standard. Starting at pin 1 the color code would be orange-white, orange, green-white, blue, blue-white, green, brown-white, brown. You don't have to do it that way, but you must make sure that the same color wire is on the same pin on each connector. If all else fails, you can go to you neighborhood computer shop for help in installing connectors. It takes a lot of practice to do it right. Hope this helps

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