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 Ubee Cable Modem + Switch + Router =Unidentified network no internet a Forum Computer shuts off within 5-15 minutes after network cable is connecte Forum Keeps cycling between Network Cable Unplugged and Enabled Forum Network cable unplugged windows vista Forum Network cable unplugged Forum Cross cat6 cable to form 10G network ? Forum How to make a cable ? Forum Network cable pin assignment-pls help Forum Lan cable problem with wireless SMC network Forum Ethernet Port says " network cable is unplugged" on clean XP Install Forum How broadcast live tv channels on cable tv network Forum ASUS A8V-Deluxe & Windows 7 - No Network Cable Connected Issue Forum Procedures to connect RJ45 port to the network cable Forum Pulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router Forum Speeding up gigabit home network Forum No permission to use network resource, why? Forum Help Monitoring LAN network Traffic Forum Old Gateway/Router as network switch? Forum "network config wizards" do not run! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !