Thanks resqcapt, I looked around on those sites and that was interesting info, but didn't find what I needed regarding how to wire the actual rj-11 modular plug. Can anybody help me with 2-wire and 4-wire diagrams?
I'm looking at a 2-wire phone cord, and as I look down on one plug next to the other with the modular plugs pointing in the same direction away from me, it's wired green on the left, red on the right on one plug, and the other is the opposite. This seems strange, I thought they should have the same orientation on both plugs. When I point them toward each other, end to end, they're opposite. Seems odd to me, maybe it doesn't even matter which way it goes.
Thanks, ThinkGood, I saved all of those on my favorites list.
Last night I practiced with some cat 5 and rj-45 connectors since I'm new to the cat 5 scene. At first it took me almost 3 minutes to cut, strip, organize the 8 wires, cut them to length, put them in the connector and crimp the connector, but I just kept practicing over and over until I got it down to 36 seconds on the stopwatch. If I work at it a little bit I can probably do it in 30 seconds, but IMHO it would be a pain to work that fast. I think I'll just keep it in the 1 minute to 1 and a half minute range unless they pay me a lot more!