Crossover Cable Diagrams

Examples of crossover cable diagrams for you to learn about the wiring. Basically, Ethernet cables can be wired as straight through or crossover. The straight through is the most common type and is used to connect computers to hubs or switches. Meanwhile, crossover cable is more commonly used to connect a computer to a computer and may be a little harder to find since they aren’t used nearly as much as straight through cable. To know more about the second type, crossover, check out the following wiring diagrams.

crossover cable diagram ethernet
crossover cable diagram ethernet
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An Ethernet crossover cable is a crossover cable for Ethernet used to connect computing devices together directly. It is most often used to connect two devices of the same type, e.g. two computers or two switches to each other. Intentionally crossed wiring in the crossover cable connects the transmit signals at one end to the receive signals at the other end. You can notice the pin-outs of the crossover wiring in the crossover cable diagram below.

crossover cable diagram pinout
crossover cable diagram pinout
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crossover cable diagram rj45
crossover cable diagram rj45
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The following is a crossover cable diagram. Ethernet crossover cables are not used that often, but it’s important to have one around, as sooner or later you’ll need one for something. Crossover cable has some characteristics: letters marked on the sockets with one end marked with “A” and the other end “B”, have a yellow jacket, and visual side-by-side comparison of the color sequence reveals green and orange pairs reversed.

crossover cable diagram straight
crossover cable diagram straight
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crossover cable diagram tester
crossover cable diagram tester
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Crossover cable can be Cat3, Cat 5, Cat 5e or Cat 6 UTP cable, the only difference is each type will have different wire arrangement in the cable for serving different purposes. We hope our crossover diagrams will help you in making your own wiring. All of the diagrams are also printable!