SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Geek Stuff

Repairing/Building CAT5e Cable - Need Help

(3 posts)
  • Started 5 years ago by jmcguire
  • Latest reply from jmcguire
  • Topic Viewed 775 times

jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

I am repairing a CAT5e cable. It is Type B:
(White-Orange, Orange, White-Green, Blue, White-Blue, Green White-Brown, Brown).

Should I make the other end a Type B as well, or should I wire it as Type A:
(White-Green, Green, White-Orange, Blue, White-Blue, Orange, White-Brown, Brown).

It will be used almost exclusively for a computer, but I considered wiring the other side Type A to make it a crossover cable. My question though is, would it take away from the capable speed of the cable to wire it to make it a crossover cable? Another question, is there any real need for a crossover cable anymore?

Thanks in advance.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

jmcguire,

Think about it for a moment.

Only you can decide if you need a cross-over cable based on your intended use for the cable.

Null Modems connections are still used in specific purpose situations.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-i.....-cable.htm

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

I ended up using a standard cable.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

Get Free Articles in Your Inbox!

Join 134,000 newsletter readers

Email:

Go check your email!