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July 25, 2010 3:40:45 PM

Hi, I would appreciate if someone could help me with this:

I bought a Crossover Cable to connect two PCs directly, but I saw that it isn't completely crossover, pairs 1 and 4 are not crossed at all.

The cable it's like this:

Connection 1 --> Connection 2
white/green stripe --> white/orange stripe
green solid --> orange solid
white/orange stripe --> white/green stripe
blue solid --> blue solid
white/blue stripe --> white/blue stripe
orange solid --> green solid
white/brown stripe --> white/brown stripe
brown solid --> brown solid


And as I understand it, the cable should be like this:

Connection 1 --> Connection 2
white/green stripe --> white/orange stripe
green solid --> orange solid
white/orange stripe --> white/green stripe
blue solid --> white/brown stripe
white/blue stripe --> brown solid
orange solid --> green solid
white/brown stripe --> blue solid
brown solid --> white/blue stripe


So the questions are: Would it work correctly, will I have any problems, could I damage my PCs?


Thanks.
July 25, 2010 6:14:22 PM

As long as the orange pair PIN 1+2 goes to PIN 3+6 and the green pair PIN 3+6 goes to PIN 1+2 it will work. Blue and brown pair are not switched.

The blue and brown pair are not used for networking.

I have crimped my own cables before and made mistakes doing it; nevertheless, it never damaged any of the PC.

The cable you have seem to be the correct.
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July 27, 2010 3:39:11 PM

Worst case scenario if you'll have an active link light with no connections. If you bought the cable from the store, you're probably safe. If you made it yourself you'll want to use a cable tester to verify it is correct.
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July 27, 2010 5:14:19 PM

Emerald and Riser are right. Really what it comes down to are that the wires on each end are crossed correctly, not that it has to do with any specific color. Example, all of the wires could be different colors, or the same color, but as long as the wires are switched correctly on each end then you're good.
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