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    Question Network cable

    My mate brought me a network cable.
    How can i tell if its a crossover cable or oneway cable?.
    I'm having trouble setting up my network and want to know if this could be the problem.
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    Default Re: Network cable

    Maybe the easiest way is to put the cable ends side by side and look at the colours of the wires in the plugs , assuming the plug ends are transparent. For a straight through patch cable there will be a one to one correspondence of the wires going to the connectors.

    For a crossover cable a pair of the wires will be reversed, but sorry can't remember the exact details off the top of my head.
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    Ok thanks for the reply.
    Will have a look to see which way the wires are wired
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    Here is one wiring diagram for a cross over cable
    http://www.johnscloset.net/wiring/crossover.html
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    Default Re: Network cable

    some cross-over cables have red connectors vs the "usual " black ones for straight through cables

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    this one here has both crossover and straight

    http://www.aptcommunications.com/ncode.htm
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    This one was made at a shop. Unfortunately the guy who brought it for me is overseas at the mo. Its just a white cable with clear plugs on either end. Will look and see how its wired.
    Ok, if i hold the two ends together, side by side, with the backs (not the sides with the clips) facing me, the wires going from left to right are like this;

    1: orange/white, orange, green/white, blue, blue/white, green, brown/white, brown.

    2: green/white, green, orange/white, blue, blue/white, orange, brown/white, brown.

    Does that tell anyone anything?.
    Is it a crossover?
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    Default Re: Network cable

    Crossover
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    Yes, that is a cross-over cable
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    Default Re: Network cable

    Cool, Thanks.
    Now i've just got to figure out why my win98 computer wont network to my xp home.
    Think i'll leave it alone for a day or two then start again from scratch. My head is spinning. To much input! :@@:
    Thanks all.
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