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Network Cable Problem

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Last response: in Networking
April 8, 2010 4:34:19 PM

Hi, ive recently come accross something completely baffling on my computer. I tried using 2 different cables that looked fine with the correct pins and neither of them work. I had a look at the one i have in that does work, and it appears all the pins are in the wrong order :o .

instead of pin 1 being orange/white, it is brown. The pins are in the correct order, but they start at the wrong pin. So for some reason a cable that is backwards works, but 2 cables with the correct pins dont work. Any help?

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April 8, 2010 4:46:10 PM

Are you sure you're not looking at a crossover cable. This is intended for connecting (say) two computers directly.
April 8, 2010 4:50:38 PM

a crossover cable has one end of the T568A and the other T568B, it is not a crossover cable.

pin 1 starts with brown, pin 8 is orange/white. Not even as if its a rollover cable, but more of a backwards straight through :o