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IDing crossover cable

Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Is there an easy means of identifying a crossover ethernet cable as opposed to non-crossover stuff?

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  • travathiantravathian Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Look at the two ends of the cable. Compare:

    http://ftp.ipsyn.net/pub/mirrors/cabling/T568B_scheme_opt.jpg

  • Sir Headless VIISir Headless VII Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Most of the crossover cables I have seen will say it on the cable itself.

  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User
    edited March 2010
    A lot of times crossover cable is orange?

  • SpamSpam Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    blakfeld wrote: »
    A lot of times crossover cable is orange?

    Thats not always a good thing to go by as ethernet patch leads come in pretty much every colour imaginable.

    Easiest way is to compare the ends like travathian said.

    Straight through cables will have the pins colour-coded the same on both ends, crossover ones will be different on either end.

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