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Ethernet Cables

TELEPHONE CABLE: COLOR-CODE STANDARDS

Phone Cable
For the sake of laziness, this is how all the store bought phone cables that I looked are are colored out.
Note that the wiring is reversed on the opposite end.

From what I've gathered without really looking, is that line one is the center/RG pair, and line two are the outside/YB pair for stranded wires. For solid wire pair 1 is White/Blue+Blue and pair 2 is White/Orange+Orange. If you're using a 6 pin connector only use the middle four pins.

Tip and Ring are telephony slang for the two wires which make up the electrical circuit used for telephone wiring. Tip is the nickname for the electrically positive wire, usually Green or Black, and Ring is the nickname for the electrically negative wires, usually Red or Yellow.