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Rohan
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Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
So I ran cat 5e all over my house during construction including runs for security cameras. I bought a lorex camera kit and it comes with its own Ethernet cables. Well I already have mine ran so I don’t need to lorex ones. Problem is they apparently are jackasses and use different colored wires in their cables and won’t tell you which colors in theirs correspond to standard cat 5e cables. Anyone decoded this before? I found some stuff online but I’ve seen conflicting info.


diat150
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Best thing to do is use a multimeter and ohm it out.


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kengel2
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Probably 568b, I don't u

Found this:

LINK
This post was edited on 2/7 at 7:29 pm


Jimbeaux28
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
How they wire their cables doesn’t matter.

How you terminate your cables matter.

Here is a guide to help you:

LINK


Rohan
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
apparently the have to be in a certain order for the cameras to work.


kengel2
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Check the link I posted it has the pinouts, I don't understand why a normal cable wouldn't work either though.


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Rohan
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
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Probably 768b, I don't u Found this: LINK


that's what I found as well. There are multiple "fixes" in there. I was curious if anyone had encountered this before I start making patch cable and trying all the options.


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Jimbeaux28
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Are they terminated into a plug or are the wires loose?


Rohan
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
The cables that came with it are terminated into a plug but the 8 wire colors are not standard colors. They are red, black, purple, etc.


BabySam
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Have you put in a request through the support portal? I’ve had good experiences with support.


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The Next
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
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The cables that came with it are terminated into a plug but the 8 wire colors are not standard colors. They are red, black, purple, etc.


The color of the wire doesn't really matter as long as they are "pinned out" correctly on both sides. Any way you can post a pic of the 2 cable ends or say what the order of the colors are on both plugs?


Rohan
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
I'll see what I can post when I get home.


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The color of the wire doesn't really matter as long as they are "pinned out" correctly on both sides


ok - thats what I thought but that message board link posted above is what confused me. I guess maybe they were trying to extend a Lorex cable? Then you would need to know the corresponding order.


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LordSnow
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Have we tried seeing if it'll work anyways?


Rohan
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
of course not. I've only taken one of the cables out of the box so far.


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mdomingue
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re: Lorex security camera Ethernet pin order
Assuming you used the standard wiring conventions regarding the pin configuration and the twisted pairs (colors are irrelevant other than the fact that they indicate pairs) for a straight through cable, I would get a cheap tester form Home Depot or the like and check the Lorex cables. They may be crossover cables, if so, an adapter is all you will need.

If you are using patch cables to get from the NVR to the wall, you could get crossover patch cables. If you have a terminated plug where the cameras are, you may be able to use the lorex cables coiled up near the camera as a patch. Just a thought, though length may come into play there. Also, if you are using patch cables, insure they are not just 4 wire patches (pins 1, 2, 7, 8), they do exist in cheaper patch cables.


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