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I have recently come across 1000 ft of berk-tek cat6 cable. I am going to upgrade all my network cables to cat6 but my problem is do I make two patch cables? One to run from the cable modem to the router an one to run from the router to my lan connection. Or do I need a crossover cable as well? I will not be sharing anything with any other comps and I am not in any networks. I don't think ill need a crossover cable but am not sure as there. I just want to make sure that the two cables I make to run are wired right for the network. Thanks for the help.
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Crossover cables are used for hooking directly from system to system without a network. You don't need one.
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you only need a crossover cable to connect directly to another computer's network card...
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Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by Ty Auchter
you only need a crossover cable to connect directly to another computer's network card...
That is not true. Some routers require crossover cables as well. Most home equipment uses straight cables, you may be able to look at the wires (through the clear rj-45 jack) and see if it is a straight cable. The progression of a normal cable is as follows.

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That is not true. Some routers require crossover cables as well. Most home equipment uses straight cables, you may be able to look at the wires (through the clear rj-45 jack) and see if it is a straight cable. The progression of a normal cable is as follows.

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I haven't seen a router that required a crossover cable yet (there's a big pile of all kinds at the shop). I'm not saying they don't exist, just that I never heard of it. I guess I'll have to check it out.
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Ill just make patch cables and see if they work if not then ill make a crossover and play. ill try the forums on dlinks site a little mor indepth maybe my searches didn't hit a mute point in a miscelaneous post lol.
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