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Im finishing up my networking closet and i was wondering when i build my wires to route to all the rooms if i should make everything a crossover connection. Ideas and tips are greatly appreciated.
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I'm not sure why you would want to go that route, but I guess it depends on how your network is going to be set up.

What exactly is your network closet? I assume that's the central hub of your network?
If that's where you are going to keep your router, then you wouldn't want crossover cables radiating out to the rooms.
If you are wiring room to room then I would.

If you could describe what you want to achieve I might have a clearer suggestion...

Just my 2c worth,

Rich
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post #3 of 6
you don't need crossover cables anymore (Unless you don't have any devices that automatically do it for you) Most modern computers now can automatically detect if the cable needs to be set to crossover instead of having to actually having a crossover cable.
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You should have no use for a crossover in a traditional environment. Straight-through as you would be connecting PCs to a switch.

Also, the vast majority of modern NICs already support auto MDI/MDIX, alleviating any potential requirement for one to begin with.
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So would you suggest building all cables a or b? And yes I actually have a small closet utility room I have cleaned, painted and prepped that will house all my gear
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your network setup will be a start
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