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Straight or cross over cable?

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I am getting a replacement ethernet cable to go to my router to my computer and im not sure what i need. There is one i want on ebay and it says its a straight cable not crossover so which one do i ne… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I am getting a replacement ethernet cable to go to my router to my computer and im not sure what i need. There is one i want on ebay and it says its a straight cable not crossover so which one do i need?

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Straight

crossover is for PC to PC or Hub to Hub connection, if your going PC to router or PC to switch then stick to straight.
1 Like #2
Wot he said ^^^ lol
1 Like #3
keeyop;4933748
Straight


Fully agree, crossover is normally used when directly connecting a PC to another PC (or similar such as a console)

John
1 Like #4
a straight cable should be fine if you're just using it for a router - PC

crossover cables are better since they are full duplex (able to communicate with one another in both directions) and are normally used where there's no router or hub involved i.e. PC:PC

though you're better off getting a few more responses before deciding :)
1 Like #5
noodles1631
a straight cable should be fine if you're just using it for a router - PC

crossover cables are better since they are full duplex (able to communicate with one another in both directions) and are normally used where there's no router or hub involved i.e. PC:PC

though you're better off getting a few more responses before deciding :)



Unless the router supports auto MDI/MDIX a crossover cable would be useless.
#6
thanks all repped!!
#7
i had to ask about this recently ,thats the only reason i knew it wasn't a crossover one you needed,normally i wouldnt have a clue lol
banned#8
Straight cable 4 def,

but I did post a longtime ago about the different cross over cables u can make,
(yes more than one cross-over cable), :)
#9
Any router less than a few years old would sort the connection out for you regardless of the cable - but stick to straight.
#10
dcx_badass
I buy crossover myself, my original xbox is like 5 years old and even that can use a crossover cable as a normal cable. I paid like 99p for a 10m crossover I think.


What is the xbox connected to? The xbox can't cross patch - the PC or router you are connected to must be sorting the connection (although with a PC you would want the crossover anyway).
#11
You can keep switching :D
#12
lol the amateur network engineers
#13
Alfonse
lol the amateur network engineers



MCSA...biatch!
#14
keeyop
MCSA...biatch!


lol not even networking

CCNA,CWLF, CWLAT, - Wireless Specialist, CCNP. Ciscoworks, WCS, and ACS

Siemons - CAT3 - 7
#15
2400 2261 2262 2273 2272 2279 N10-003 Sk0-002
#16
C3PO R2D2 BSG ST:TOS ST:TNG DS9

damn geeks
#17
dcx_badass
I use through a router or direct to a PC depending on what I'm doing, you can connect two xbox's directly though.


Then it is the router sorting out your connection. Most do that now. Direct to PC or xbox to xbox requires a crossover.
#18
alternate
ST:TOS ST:TNG DS9

damn geeks



you went for those over B7 SW:ANH TESB ROTJ SW:TCW B5?

that really is geeky, Trekkies are just the lowest form of scum

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