I have bulk Cat 5e Ethernet cable with "TIA/EIA-568B.2" stamped on the jacket. I'm assuming this means I should use the T568B color scheme. If I were to crimp both ends using the T568A color scheme instead, would it affect signal quality?
I suspect it might, as the arrangement of the four pairs in the jacket might be different than if the cable was T568A, and maybe that makes a difference in signal quality. But I'm not sure—maybe it's just a matter of color preference/convention and it doesn't affect the signal quality at all.
Related question: Suppose I had T568A jacks wired to a T568A patch panel with cable labeled T568A. Would it matter if I used T568B patch cables (T568B stamped on the jacket and heads crimped to the T568B color scheme) instead of T568A cables? I would expect not, but again I'm not sure.
(Citations to the relevant sections in standards documents, if available online, would be appreciated.)