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.
- A Second WitnessLv 71 decade agoBest 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.
- MarilynLv 44 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.
- Aadil PrabhakarLv 41 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
Color Code - 568B
- Anonymous1 decade ago