I'm ready to wire the ethernet sockets into the garage conversion, but I
note that the instructions talk of a type A and a type B wiring. Does it
matter which I go for, as long as I use the same throughout?
I use type A but it doesn't really matter as long as both ends are the same.
TLC have a nice colour chart at:
Useful to print out and keep to hand - I don't do enough (family and friends
only) to remember the colours!
Because you don't want to untwist the pairs more than a few mm, and then
get them all lined up and into the connectors. More of a problem if
making fly leads rather than back boxes.
Remember when installing the cables you do not want ANY tight bends or
it will degrade the signal.
It doesn't really matter, but the standard in Britain is normally 568 -B.
The colour code for that is
It might be worth considering using Cat 6 or Cat 6A to give faster
speeds in the future, rather than the standard Cat 5e. There is also
Cat 7 and fibre, but that is a bit overkill for residential.
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