How to wire an Ethernet cable

There are several wiring "standards" for Ethernet cables.

The following wiring cable color table is for a standard, non-crossover, category 10/100 cable. Unless the other end of the wire is different, wire a replacement this way:

Ethernet proper wiring for non-crossover wire:

Orange / White


Green / White


Blue / White


Brown / White



Strip 1/2" of outer insulation for a standard press-in jack.

Note: a crimper / crimping tool is required to replace an Ethernet jack. RadioShack has the following tools available:

#55007329     $18.99

#279-405     $37.99

#55008237     $44.99


HomeDepot has more affordable tools:

Model # PA70007     Store SKU # 575455     $34.96

Model # CE70806     Internet # 202039352     Store SKU # 538443     $18.97

Model # VDV226-011     Internet # 100661695     $22.39

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