Making cat 5 cables

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bucky Badger, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger OSNN Addict

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    Doing my first attempt at cat 5 cables.

    Situation, Router is next to the cable modem in the utility room. Running cat 5 from the router to the wall jack [​IMG]

    Is this going to be a straight cable or a cross over cable? I will use a pre made 6 footer to go from the wall jack to the cpmputer.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Straight-thru. I always wire wall jacks as straight-thru, if you need a crossover just use a crossover cable instead of a straight-thru cable.

    Just in case you don't know, crossover is usually for computer-computer.
     
  3. Bucky Badger

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    Thanks.
    Thats sorta what I thought from the diagrams, but none of them showed diagrams to the wall jack. They had comp to comp and router to comp.
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    rule of thumb - if its computer to computer - nothing else in between you will need a cross over cable, if its a router, wall socket, patch panel then it will always be a straight through or patch cable as we call hem over here :)

    only different between the two is that on one end two of the wires need to be crimped onto different pins - think its 4 and 6 not too sure been such a long time since i had to do any
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    it the network devices were made in the last 5 years use straight through all the time. The devices will figure out what to do themselves :)

    Auto-MDIX makes life easy :)
     
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    yep, slower to link up though
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    hardly noticable :)
     
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    any kind of auto-neg is noticable when you're waiting for a server you've just moved to come back up and start pinging, it feels like forever :p
     
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    yeah well if you just moved it it has to boot :p Auto-neg never took more than 5 seconds when I was at Coreix :)
     
  10. Geffy

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    always feels longer
     
  11. Bucky Badger

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    Thanks guys all went well, after I made a fool out of my self because I did not know that the ends had to be crimped before you put them in the jack. I was hoping to try them out before I crimped them.
     
  12. dreamliner77

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