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: ForumWhat makes a computer/laptop not to detect a hardware network cable ? ForumUbee Cable Modem + Switch + Router =Unidentified network no internet a ForumComputer shuts off within 5-15 minutes after network cable is connecte ForumKeeps cycling between Network Cable Unplugged and Enabled ForumNetwork cable unplugged windows vista ForumNetwork cable unplugged ForumCross cat6 cable to form 10G network ? ForumHow to make a cable ? ForumNetwork cable pin assignment-pls help ForumLan cable problem with wireless SMC network ForumEthernet Port says " network cable is unplugged" on clean XP Install ForumHow broadcast live tv channels on cable tv network ForumASUS A8V-Deluxe & Windows 7 - No Network Cable Connected Issue ForumProcedures to connect RJ45 port to the network cable ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumSpeeding up gigabit home network ForumNo permission to use network resource, why? ForumHelp Monitoring LAN network Traffic ForumOld Gateway/Router as network switch? Forum"network config wizards" do not run! More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !