I have Cat5e cables run to outlets/jacks throughout my house. They all come into a centralized structured wiring panel and are terminated at a punch-down module.
My goal is to enable private DHCP through all these jacks via a router so that I can just plug a computer's network cable to the wall and it will have Internet. I plan to have a router near the structured wiring panel and to remove the Cat5e cables from the punch-down module so that I can terminate them with an RJ45 connector and insert them directly into the Router.
I cannot seem to get the connections between the wall jacks and the routers to work so I wonder if I am arranging the colors of the wires correctly. So far I have tried both standards T-568A and T-568B and inserted the wire into the router with no luck. I have not crimped the end as I wanted to be able to try different color arrangements.
Should this work? What color arrangement should I use if I am connecting one end of the ethernet cable to a wall jack (female) and another directly to a router (male)?