What is a cat5e patch cord? - Connectivity

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  1. What is a cat5e patch cord?

    I have two of them both have cat5e printed on them
    one has a crossover to connect computer to computer, the other came
    with my cable modem and is 'straight through'.

    How do I tell the differnce?

    I think I have the right one for the cross over because the other
    one gives an error.


    There is other stuff printed on it

    e132276-a etc



  2. Re: What is a cat5e patch cord?

    Lord Turkey Cough wrote:
    > I have two of them both have cat5e printed on them
    > one has a crossover to connect computer to computer, the other came
    > with my cable modem and is 'straight through'.
    >
    > How do I tell the differnce?
    >
    > I think I have the right one for the cross over because the other
    > one gives an error.
    >
    >
    > There is other stuff printed on it
    >
    > e132276-a etc



    Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_cable and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable, and check the
    pinouts. You'll notice that there is only one pinout given for the
    straight cable, ie, you cannot tell one end from another by looking at
    the wire colors (easy to do this the pug in transparent plastic), while
    the crossover has a different pinout at each end.

  3. Re: What is a cat5e patch cord?


    "Lord Turkey Cough" wrote in message
    news_dak.188299$9x.151072@newsfe05.ams2...
    >I have two of them both have cat5e printed on them
    > one has a crossover to connect computer to computer, the other came
    > with my cable modem and is 'straight through'.
    >
    > How do I tell the differnce?
    >
    > I think I have the right one for the cross over because the other
    > one gives an error.
    >
    >
    > There is other stuff printed on it
    >
    > e132276-a etc
    >


    Look here . . .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIA/EIA-568-B

    If it works then you have the correct cable!!!



  4. Re: What is a cat5e patch cord?


    "caveat" wrote in message
    news:4rGak.11943$rH1.11593@newsfe20.lga...
    >
    > "Lord Turkey Cough" wrote in message
    > news_dak.188299$9x.151072@newsfe05.ams2...
    >>I have two of them both have cat5e printed on them
    >> one has a crossover to connect computer to computer, the other came
    >> with my cable modem and is 'straight through'.
    >>
    >> How do I tell the differnce?
    >>
    >> I think I have the right one for the cross over because the other
    >> one gives an error.
    >>
    >>
    >> There is other stuff printed on it
    >>
    >> e132276-a etc
    >>

    >
    > Look here . . .
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIA/EIA-568-B
    >
    > If it works then you have the correct cable!!!



    Ah but I have the correct cable but it don't work.
    IT seems the comms card (ethernet) is f*cked.


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    >




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