Making a network cable

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?
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  1. 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.htm
  2. from router to switch generally you use a straight-through cable... Like devices use a cross-over
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    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
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