Hey ya'll been struggling for a while with this hoping anyone with knowledge on this can help. Disclaimer this my first time in 10 years connecting rj45s haha. So we moved into a house a couple months ago that already had ethernet lines run but weren't connected. I decided to connect them up today and figure out which goes to what room. There are 3 cable runs, on the basement end(where my router is) I connected all three to RJ45 plugs and I connected a keystone jack in my home office [insert image here]. The plan was to connect the jacks one after the other so i can identify and label them as i test but none of the basement plugs seem to be giving the jack in my office data. No lights no nothing.
Things i've tried:
Checking for appropriate contact on the RJ45 plugs (they look to be getting contact)
Network cable tester (ordered one online still waiting for it to be delivered, none of my local stores sell one that isn't 100 dollars or above)
Not sure if this should be a cross over since its female to male (but i doubt it and haven't tried to do a cross over connection yet)
I've attached pictures of all my connectors please let me know if anything looks wrong or anything i could try. Thanks you!
So you're correct in your assumption that it shouldn't be a crossover connection. You want straight through of T568-B to B, which you have done correctly.
The thing I would be asking first would be about the keystone jack in the office. Usually punchdown tools cut the cable ends off so the cap fits over them without bare wire sticking out, but it looks like you've got a lot left over. So I'd make sure the tool pushed the wires down far enough that the keystone slots cut through the plastic around the actual copper.
What device are you using to check connectivity since you don't have the cable tester yet?