Making a network cable Tags: Routers Switch Cable Networking Last response: May 2, 2006 1:45 PM in Networking Share TimmyS February 14, 2006 11:21:17 AM I was looking at making a netwok cable for inside my house and needed some advice. If I am making a cable for a router to a switch, would I need a regular cable or a cross-over cable? More about : making network cable thiggins February 14, 2006 2:34:13 PM It depends on whether the router and/or switch have auto MDI/MDI-X, sometimes called auto configure. If they do, then it doesn't matter which type of cable you use. A crossover cable is handy to have around and as easy to make as a normal patch cable. See this site for clear wiring diagrams for both cable types: http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable5.... kdxrider9262 April 27, 2006 6:08:32 PM from router to switch generally you use a straight-through cable... Like devices use a cross-over Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer choknuti May 2, 2006 1:45:36 PM Quote:from router to switch generally you use a straight-through cable... Like devices use a cross-over Depends on the availability of the uplink ports or if it is auto-detecting Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What makes a computer/laptop not to detect a hardware network cable? Forum Solvedmaking a cable extension? Forum SolvedDiagnosing poor wired network speed using new Cat6a cable? Forum SolvedI need an aternative for Ethernet Cable & Network Adapter? Forum SolvedWireless network - cable, shielding, AP Forum SolvedMaking the cable connection Forum SolvedRealtak network controller could not found, if deep sleep mode is enabled plug the cable. Forum SolvedUTP / STP / ETC network cable? Forum Solved2 buildings sharing a wifi network over fiber and cable..... Forum Solveddhcp stopped providing IP addresses was because somebody connected the ends of a network cable into two live ports Forum Solvedhow do I connect to wireless network when pc only asks for Ethernet cable on windows 8? Forum SolvedHow to set up three different wifi systems from a single cable modem: 1 primary home network and 2 additional guest networks. Forum Solvedwhat is the type of network is cable broadband ?? Forum Laptop not starting up. Power cable making it start automatically. Forum SolvedCan I use extend my wifi without making a new network? Forum SolvedExtend Network Without Cable between modem/routers? Forum SolvedPC Detects SSID as "Network" while connected with an Ethernet Cable.. Forum SolvedWhat kind of network cable to buy? Forum SolvedWindows 8- Network cable unplugged , works on 7 Forum Solvedwhat goes on the 2nd end of the cat6 cable to extend range of same network connection at end 1? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !