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patch or crossover cable? (ethernet)


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jaimejd007

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I was looking for a crossover cable to connect to of my computers together to transfer some files but I only have patch ethernet cables at home which came with my modem and routers and such. So I set out to find a cheap crossover cable and found this:
http://www.tigerdire...e...=0&NoMapp=0

The name of it is Cables To Go 5ft Cat5e Crossover Patch Cable - Yellow.

Yeah, you read it right. It says Crossover Patch Cable. So um...yeah...What the...? Is this a patch cable or a crossover one?

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It says one end is A and one is B looks like a crossover to me.
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the term patch cable often get's missused....a patch cable is just a length of cable (usualy of the CAT variety) used to "patch" into a network..patch cables are delivered with the rj45 ends already on them...instead of just being a spool of cable that you have to terminate yourself...a patch cable can be a straight through, crossover, rollover, etc....still a patch cable
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So then this is really the cable I'm looking for? A crossover cable?

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Yes, you need a crossover cable to directly connect two machines together.
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ok thx. mods: u can close this topic now. =)

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