Every crossover cable I buy says \

Every time I buy a crossover cable, the word "patch" is printed on it. Why?
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  1. What is the name of the manufacturer on the cable?
  2. "Patch" is just another term used to describe electrical or optical signal routing. It's almost like having your cables say, "cable" on the side of each one. Patch is commonly printed on crossover cables as well as other RJ45 cables. Whether or not your cables say "crossover" is much more meaningful.
  3. wildwell said:
    "Patch" is just another term used to describe electrical or optical signal routing. It's almost like having your cables say, "cable" on the side of each one. Patch is commonly printed on crossover cables as well as other RJ45 cables. Whether or not your cables say "crossover" is much more meaningful.
    Are you sure of this?
  4. Patch cables refer to most any signal cable used to 'patch-in' or 'send signal into' some device. Other examples of patch cables include fiberoptic cables, 1/4" audio cables, coaxial cables, RJ-11 cables (ie. phone lines), etc.
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