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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 1 decade ago

whats the difference between patch cable, crossover cable and straighthrough cable?

CAT 5 UTP.......

uh so i knw that crossover you can connect like devices like router to router , pc to pc without switch..

can some1 tell me the differences and uses of each.

thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    A straight-through cable is to connect devices to a router. Patch cable is just another word for that. A cross-over cable connects peer-to-peer networks such as PCs.

  • 4 years ago

    The "patch" or straight-through cable....which is the norm for an ethernet cable. Crossover cables are for directly connecting a computer to another computer. And the difference is in the wiring.

  • 1 decade ago

    A patch cable or a patch cord is the cable with RJ45 on both ends.

    A patch cord can be crossed or straight.

    To join two computers without using a switch or a hub, we use a crossed cable that is 568A on one side and 568B on the other.

    To join a computer(device) to a hub or a switch we have 568B config on both ends.

    Color Code - 568A

    WGreen

    Gree

    WOrange

    Blue

    WBlue

    Orange

    WBrown

    Brown

    Color Code - 568B

    WOrange

    Orange

    WGreen

    Blue

    WBlue

    Green

    WBrown

    Brown

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