What does a crossover cable look like?

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  1. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    So a "crossover" cable is a special type of Ethernet CAT5 cable right? It is used often to connect to computers to share files, internet, etc. So supposedly it looks just like any other ethernet cable. If I have an ethernet cable, how do I tell if it's a crossover or not?

    i have the following cable:

    CAT5 patch cable to TIA/EIA 568A LL84201 CSA Type CMG FT4 Copartner

    that's not a crossover is it?
     
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    Look at the ends of the cable. If the colored wires are arranged in the same order at both ends, then it's a normal straight through cable. If the order is different, then it's probably a crossover cable.
     
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    babygodzilla I love rice

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    they're definitely not the same, however which way I look at it. on one end the solid blue is at the 3rd from the right position, and on the other one it's at the 2nd from the left position. probably a crossover? is there another type of cable that it could be?
     
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    babygodzilla I love rice

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    ok that looks like my cable, but i cant be 100% certain. hmmm i tried to connect two comps yesterday with this cable but it didnt work... i wonder if its hardware or software trouble
     
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    you must define static ips on both, with no gateway.
     
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    Well... more specifically, static IPs on the same subnet. Gateway would be irrelevant.
     
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  9. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    If they are gigabit cards they have auto-crossover built in so you need a normal cable ... never tried gig with a reg crossover cable ...
     
  10. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    how do i find out if they are gigabit cards or not?
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Look in device manager under network adapters.
     
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    babygodzilla I love rice

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    ok so that is most likely my problem then. looks like at least one of my comps have a gigabit ethernet card, so i need a regular ethernet cable after all. is it a common thing these days to have a gigabit card? i dont keep up with that stuff
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Yeah gigabit is pretty common now a days ...
     

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