Cat5e Ethernet Network Crossover Cable 10m - Grey 96p @ Maplin
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Cat5e Ethernet Network Crossover Cable 10m - Grey 96p @ Maplin

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Found 5th Apr 2017
Under a quid for a 10m CAT5e (Gigabit) cable delivered to your local Maplin store (pay online with click and collect). There are also 1m and 3m lengths for 90p available as well. You can use this crossover cable just like a patch cable to connect your PC / network device to your router.
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Sorry but I thought cross over was for connecting two of the same devices together for example PC to PC or Switch to Switch. If you used this between a PC and switch like a non-crossover then I think you would get abnormal issues. Your write-up explains a standard Ethernet cable
groppo

Sorry but I thought cross over was for connecting two of the same devices … Sorry but I thought cross over was for connecting two of the same devices together for example PC to PC or Switch to Switch. If you used this between a PC and switch like a non-crossover then I think you would get abnormal issues. Your write-up explains a standard Ethernet cable


Most modern devices are auto-sensing.
Oos
prash_2k

Oos


Pay on line and have it delivered to store.
You have to choose collect from store (almost certainly oos) and there is then a button to pay online and collect from store on the right of the web page.
Worst case scenario I'll have to cut it open and crossover the crossover if it doesnt work, and make it back into an ethernet cable... 96p, cant complain though...
Nice find. Perfect for my cctv project!
brookheather

Pay on line and have it delivered to store.



Last two item I've done that withhave ended up out of stock. Something amiss with their inventory system.
AndyRoyd

Most modern devices are auto-sensing.



Gigabit Ethernet has to be auto, it's in the standard.
speculatrix

Gigabit Ethernet has to be auto, it's in the standard.



What's in the standard is that auto speed and duplex must be used, but mdi-x is optional...

40.4.4 Automatic MDI/MDI-X Configuration
Automatic MDI/MDI-X Configuration is intended to eliminate the need for crossover cables between similar devices. Implementation of an automatic MDI/MDI-X configuration is optional for 1000BASE-T devices.


3utelecom.de/wp-…pdf
AndyRoyd

Most modern devices are auto-sensing.


Wow learn something new every day I apologise for my reply and thank you for the correction, does anyone know if there is a loss in performance that takes place for this?
Anyone know if this would be ok to connect a computer to a router?
just bought 3 hopeful they work
pealy

Nice find. Perfect for my cctv project!


Not if it's PoE. These are almost certain to be CCA - nasty, brittle and high resistance.
Not flat and not Cat7.
Is this any good to connect a router to a tv?
How did this get hot?!?
1 - it's been this same price for months
2 - there is no stock anywhere
3 - there has never been any stock for this cable anywhere for the last 6 months
Heat.
Cheers bud.:)
Will be off to Maplins to get one,cheaper than 99p shop.:)

Cross-over is for pc to pc.
Straight-thru is for pc to router etc.

These cables are very easy to make yourself.You just need the crimp tool.
Used to do loads when did Cisco networking.:)
the__cat

What's in the standard is that auto speed and duplex must be used, but … What's in the standard is that auto speed and duplex must be used, but mdi-x is optional...40.4.4 Automatic MDI/MDI-X ConfigurationAutomatic MDI/MDI-X Configuration is intended to eliminate the need for crossover cables between similar devices. Implementation of an automatic MDI/MDI-X configuration is optional for 1000BASE-T devices.http://www.3utelecom.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/802.3-2015_SECTION3.pdf



Reality is that virtually every consumer level device with a gigabit NIC will have it.
prash_2k

How did this get hot?!?1 - it's been this same price for months2 - there … How did this get hot?!?1 - it's been this same price for months2 - there is no stock anywhere3 - there has never been any stock for this cable anywhere for the last 6 months


I just tried it.
No stock anywhere because you need to order and pay online 1st,before collecting in 3 days time.

Don't forget to click-thru TopCashBack as well.:)
johnsmith1997

I just tried it.No stock anywhere because you need to order and pay … I just tried it.No stock anywhere because you need to order and pay online 1st,before collecting in 3 days time.Don't forget to click-thru TopCashBack as well.:)



I'm such a ding-bat!!
Just ordered 3!! Hoozar! for JohnSmith!
Edited by: "prash_2k" 6th Apr 2017
alared

Is this any good to connect a router to a tv?


Only if you never move the router or the TV. As I've said, it'll be CCA which is brittle. Do some research if you are unsure.
I received mine yesterday - it is branded Nikkai - seems good quality cable - no idea if it's CCA but works perfectly well.
Uridium

Reality is that virtually every consumer level device with a gigabit NIC … Reality is that virtually every consumer level device with a gigabit NIC will have it.



Virtually, but not all :-)
groppo

Sorry but I thought cross over was for connecting two of the same devices … Sorry but I thought cross over was for connecting two of the same devices together for example PC to PC or Switch to Switch. If you used this between a PC and switch like a non-crossover then I think you would get abnormal issues. Your write-up explains a standard Ethernet cable


Crossover cables are not used anymore really. All standard nics can switch nowadays.
johnsmith1997

Heat.Cheers bud.:)Will be off to Maplins to get one,cheaper than 99p … Heat.Cheers bud.:)Will be off to Maplins to get one,cheaper than 99p shop.:)Cross-over is for pc to pc.Straight-thru is for pc to router etc.These cables are very easy to make yourself.You just need the crimp tool.Used to do loads when did Cisco networking.:)



Hey old school.. You were right about 10 years ago :).. there is no need for a cross over unless you are working with legacy equipment.
Cat6 or Cat6a straight is what is used nowadays guys.
aidio

Cat6 or Cat6a straight is what is used nowadays guys.



Still nothing wrong with Cat5e for 99% of people in the home....
Uridium

Still nothing wrong with Cat5e for 99% of people in the home....


Although CCA eats into that headroom too, so it might be 98%.
CCA: Cold Cold Avoid!
Uridium

Still nothing wrong with Cat5e for 99% of people in the home....


Massive difference between patching home devices and running structured cabling..
aidio

Hey old school.. You were right about 10 years ago :).. there is no need … Hey old school.. You were right about 10 years ago :).. there is no need for a cross over unless you are working with legacy equipment.


Sorry guys.
Wow,didn't realise been so long since I done Cisco!!oO
johnsmith1997

Sorry guys.Wow,didn't realise been so long since I done Cisco!!oO


Also, professional managed switches are a world apart from what's found in the home. If it's unmanaged it has to have all options enabled all the time.
Edited by: "pibpob" 7th Apr 2017
aidio

Hey old school.. You were right about 10 years ago :).. there is no need … Hey old school.. You were right about 10 years ago :).. there is no need for a cross over unless you are working with legacy equipment.



​Few months ago I ran a new 15m straight through patch cable for my brand new PC to a virgin superhub3 router. Did not work at all with new comp but seemed to work fine with 3 year old dell laptop.

After lots of head scratching/googling found that you need a crossover cable for longer runs. So cut one end off, rearranged to crossover configuration & bingo. Never had a problem since.
grove39

Not flat and not Cat7.


Pray tell, under what circumstances do you consider CAT-7 necessary for short-run (10m) Gigabit Ethernet networking? Even CAT-6 is overkill unless you have to route your network cable tight against high powered electrical cables or RF sources (e.g. inside your microwave oven). I bet you buy gold plated HDMI cables too ;-) I do agree that flat cables can sometimes be useful though.
tidegu

CCA: Cold Cold Avoid!



Don't think it is, I got a few and I've taken a section of one, stripped it down, taken out one of the cores, scraped it, chopped it and bent it - solid copper for sure.
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