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15th February 2008, 00:19 #1
ethernet v crossover cable ??
can an ethernet cable do the same job as a crossover cable and vice versa, they look identical ??
15th February 2008, 00:29 #2
the cable are identical there both cat5 cable only difference is the the layout of the wires
15th February 2008, 04:45 #3
Does that mean they both can do the job of each other then ??? surley not or else there wouldnt need to be two different ones ?
15th February 2008, 10:46 #4
Ethernet Crossover is one cable. I think you’re referring to the difference between Ethernet Crossover cable and the normal Ethernet Straight Through cables.
Originally Posted by SLASHER
In terms of speed and connectivity they’re both same. Both are Cat5 cables with the RJ45 connectors at the end.
As gazz10 says the only difference is the layout of the wires. See the attached picture for the layout of the wires,
An Ethernet crossover cable is a type of Ethernet cable used to connect computing devices together directly where they would normally be connected via a network switch, hub or router. For example, one would use a crossover cable to directly connect two personal computers via their network adapters.
15th February 2008, 14:13 #5
Basically - they're not the same.
The standard ethernet cable has it's transmit wire going to the receive of next device and the transmit wire of that device going back to receive of original ..... visa versa.
Crossover cable has it's transmit wire going to its transmit of next device. Therefore crossovered !
15th February 2008, 16:24 #6
does that mean that a crossover cable will do the job of an ethernet cable and something more, but a normal ethernet cable cant do that extra job that a crossover can ?
Originally Posted by jaffy1
15th February 2008, 19:39 #7
15th February 2008, 20:04 #8
look at KurmamG's diagram that explains it.
The xover swaps the txmit and recieve
16th February 2008, 02:37 #9
If you want to connect your PC to your Dreambox for example then you use a crossover cable. If you want to connect your PC to a hub/switch/router then you use a straight wired ethernet cable.
Basically if you are connecting your PC/Dreambox/Laptop etc to a hub/switch/router you use a straight cable. If you are connecting PC to PC or PC to Dreambox etc then you use a crossover cable.
16th February 2008, 20:16 #10
ehh ?? lol, you not got that round the wrong way, dont you mean pc to pc to pc or modem to pc etc you would use standard ethernet cable and the likes of a dreambox would connect to pc using a crossover cable ?
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