so I wasted like $4.00 but learned an important lesson. Only so many times one can but heads with voodo magik before one learns stuff passable sufficiently. This given it's been a few months since the last time I played with the concept of ethernet cable and I have forgotton all, this much less could care less about color code or mixing up the wires somehow didn't make sense to me tonight and still doesn't but I'll do so in the future. Wasted 9 out of a 10 pack of Ethernet crimps but finally got something that worked. First I did the 1:1 stuff in thinking that no matter the color, connect them without any crossed wires and all was good. That was bad, half way thru I read the Paladin Tools Lan ProNavigator tester (I bought for work and tried tonight for the first time while home) and reversed pins 4 with 5&6 according to it in hooking up my cable 1:1. Didn't work either in following the tester even after following it's 1&2, 3&6, 4&5, 7&8 tester diagram. Still getting that confounded "split" signal though at some point it did show up as crossed signal - wow what a help. Took a moment to look at the configuration for the plugs in the directions for that package and it told me differently than the tester. 1&2, 7&8, 3&6 but 5 than 4 not 4&5 as listed on the tester. In other words, no matter the color it should be pins 5&4 reversed from the above set of pairs. Ok, for official sense, it should be stripes first than solids as a concept - neutral than hot as it were in some continued sense. Pin 1 in making no sense for color code... What's pin 1 verses pin 8 always makes this in part crap wiring for me. Also why I didn't do the punch down connections to the Wisiwig room. Later I learn perhaps correct or not that it's snap release up in left to right not easier to see snap release down in seeing. Anyway, should theoretically be 1: white/Orange 2: Orange 3: white/green 4: blue 5: white/blue 6: green 7: white/brown 8: brown Theoretically in if two ways possible to wire it, both will work I'm informed tonight, one could reverse the plug as long as pins 3-6 are done respectively that way. In other words, snap release up or down don't matter in wiring unless I expect interconnecting them. Followed the guide on the box for plugs and it worked on plugs 10 and 11 tried - even followed the color code this time. It worked. Wonder if I can deduct that $4.00 off my taxes as a learning for work type of thing... This much less charge premium time for the hours wasted in training as it were. So now I believe I'm up to doing Ethernet cable at work correctly. This not that I'm willingly going to start doing it without hating doing it. Gonna have to draw up a diagram at work for how to wire such things = never going to remember such crap wiring otherwise.