Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gargoyle030 Solid, functional choice
CE Tech has changed the packaging of this product, and they now include the appropriate wiring sequence (although the correct sequence is noted and correct in Lucas1Potter's review).
Yes, this uses screw terminals and not punch downs, which, if you're looking for the fastest possible connection, isn't ideal. But, if you're looking to add one Ethernet terminal to your house, is perfect. This took me 15 minutes to wire it up, and that included two trips to the basement (from the 2nd floor) to grab tools, and then drill the hole in the wall to snake the wire through. Is this perfect? Nope. But it's a heck of a lot cheaper and a heck of a lot faster than the alternative.
The alternative is spending $30 on a decent punch down tool, plus the block, plus the face place, plus a box, and you'll need to cut into your wall, mount the box, etc., etc., etc.
My only complaint is that there wasn't a hole in the back plate to run the wire through. The wire runs through a slot in the side of the jack opposite where you plug in your patch cable. It's not a big deal, I drilled out one of the screw holes -- problem solved.
September 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RFGuys Works - but not at Gigabit speeds
This particular jack uses screw terminals to attach to the network cable. You must use care, the internal wire jumpers are not the standard wire colors used in typical Ethernet cable. Once wired properly, a solid connection could be made, but only at the 100 Mbps speed. Gigabit speeds were not supported, probably due to the screw terminals and inch-plus lengths of unpaired wire needed to attach to them.
October 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Works Fine
This jack is exactly as it looks and works fine. The wire color may be non-standard for Cat5, but you have to be truly unskilled to be unable to match up consistent colors on both ends or not to be able to figure out the pin layout.
Anyone with the smallest amount of skills can figure out how to wire an Ethernet cable with these even with the non-standard wiring colors. If you really need instructions then you shouldn't be trying to install this yourself.
October 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CheesePatrol Not great, but it works
As noted, this jack uses screws to secure the wires and there's no cutout for the stripped wires. This is by far the biggest flaw. A punch down block would have been be great.
Also, like others mentioned, the wire colors don't correspond to RJ45 standards, but there is a chart included with the instructions. Just takes a minute or two extra to match up the wires.
All in all, it got the job done.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucas1Potter How to wire this jack
This is in standard B order:
White/Orange -> Blue
Orange -> Orange
White/Green -> Black
Blue -> Red
White/Blue -> Green
Green -> Yellow
White/Brown -> Brown
Brown -> White
May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MrFixit Cheap with no wire mapping.
Couldn't be more disappointed with a product. Poorly designed and you have to strip your cat5e wire and twist each one individually around the terminals, which have no cutout for wire placement. This product might have been useful 20 years ago. And the packaging purposely hides the interior where wires are located. If I could have seen the antiquated interior setup I never would have bought it!
June 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ghome12 Poor choice for ethernet cable
Not good for Ethernet cable. no diagram and easily short circuits adjacent wires.
Get the punch down style jacks.
January 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo2K7 Absolutely worthless
Terminals are improperly marked. No proper wiring diagram. Does not conform to wiring standards.
Will return immediately. Don't waste your time or money.
September 7, 2013