Video primer encapsulates RJ45 Ethernet pinouts, color coding video sums up TIA/EIA-568A and 568B color codes, as well as the uses for straight-through versus crossover cabling.

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Aimed at the novice installer, a video lecture produced by nicely sums up the functions of the pins and wiring in Ethernet cables and RJ45 plugs. The presentation succinctly explains the TIA/EIA-568A and 568B color codes, what they mean, and why they're important. Also discussed: when and why to use a straight-through cable versus a crossover cable.

Watch the video here.

See also:Ethernet cable bundling, patch panel termination techniques demonstrated

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