Turn a patch cable into a crossover?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by aphex, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. aphex

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    Rather than go out and spend $10 on a crossover, i have like 15 patch cables... Whats the easiest way to accomplish this?
     
  2. Quino

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    swap the orange and green cables on one end and that is a crossover cable. Clor goes like this:
    White orange, orange, white green, blue, white blue, green, white brown, brown. So only change the order for the orange (both white and solid) for the green ones :)
     
  3. bob4432

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    buy a crimper, some rj45s, a cheap tester and buy the cat5e by the foot. initial investment will be more than $10 but if you make a lot of cable like some of us do, this is the best way to do it, got a 1000' spoool sitting in the closet, probably will never have to buy a cable again :)
     
  4. ShadowBlade

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    google for a crossover adapter...ive seen them before
     
  5. EyeMWing

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    1000ft doesn't go as far as it sounds like it does... Especially when your house has several 300ft runs in it.
     
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