What Is A "Straight-Through" Cat 5 Cable ??

  cubeladd 22:26 20 Jan 2004

I've just brought a broadband router, and one of the requirements is that I need a 'Straight-Through' cat 5 cable. I was just wondering if this was the same as an ordianry cat 5 cable? Also what about 'Patch' cables?

Any advice appreciated.

  Kitz E Kat 22:32 20 Jan 2004

as a *standard* cat5 cable....

As opposed to a *crossover* cable ...

So you are lookin for a regular , normal, run of the mill, ordinary, bog standard, cat 5 cable!!!!

  cubeladd 22:36 20 Jan 2004

ok, thanks :)

oh, and what is a crossover cable by the way? :)

  Gaz 25 23:08 20 Jan 2004

A crossover cable is for networking directly two PCs together without a HUB or router.

In your case stick to stanard CAT 5s

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