I recently took a Jr. Developer position at a small company. I've been asked to solve a network issue at one of our remote warehouses (I'm the interim IT / Network guy). I did a little bit of Panduit work in VoTech in highschool however I'm a little lost with what I've found.
In the above image all of the cables patched into this panel are only using the blue / white blue wires...
Somehow the connection actually works however it is spotty constantly drops and cannot handle any real load for some reason. It's causing our time clocks to experience issues, and I'm incredibly tired of hearing about it at this point.
A weird thing I've noticed is that all of these cables are not in the blue position on the panel... wtf??
What would be the purpose of doing it like this, how is the functioning, and should / can I redo this without affecting things terribly?
I really just want to know why it would be done this way and what benefits this provides? When I connected a cable tester from the connection at the time clock to the cable that is referenced by the errors it threw a fault on 4&5 pair but no lights on the others (obviously they aren't connected).