CAT5 – CAT6 Color Scheme Wire Combination Cheat Sheet

cat5-color-combinationCAT5 – CAT6 Color Scheme Wire Combination Cheat Sheet. CAT5 or CAT6 Cables are twisted pair cables which carry signals necessary for network communication such as the Ethernet. CAT is the short name for Category. These cable standards

provide performance from 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T (Gigabit) and 10BASE-T (10 Gigabit). You may encounter them mostly when you crimp or connect your cables in a LAN setup. The diagram below should help you install the correct CAT5 – CAT6 wiring color combination. There are only two accepted color schemes.cat5-color-combination

CAT5 – CAT6 Color Scheme Wire Combination Cheat Sheet

TIA/EIA-568-A.1-2001

T568A Wiring Color Combination

White / Green

 
 

Green

 
 

White / Orange

 
 

Blue

 
 

White / Blue

 
 

Orange

 
 

White / Brown

 
 

Brown

 
 

TIA/EIA-568-B.1-2001

T568B Wiring Color Combination

White / Orange

 
 

Orange

 
 

White / Green

 
 

Blue

 
 

White / Blue

 
 

Green

 
 

White / Brown

 
 

Brown

 
 

CAT5 and CAT6 LAN connectors use either T568A or T568B for pin assignments; network performance should be comparable as long as the ends of the cable are terminated identically.

T568A as color coded above

  • White / Green
  • Green
  • White / Orange
  • Blue
  • White / Blue
  • Orange
  • White / Brown
  • Brown

T568B as color coded above

  • White / Orange
  • Orange
  • White / Green
  • Blue
  • White / Blue
  • Green
  • White / Brown
  • Brown
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