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    CAT5e Cable help plz

    This is a discussion on CAT5e Cable help plz within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Trying to buy a 20m cat5e cable to replace the phone extention i have atm but run-it-direct are asking if ...

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      CAT5e Cable help plz

      Trying to buy a 20m cat5e cable to replace the phone extention i have atm but run-it-direct are asking if the cable i need is cross over or straight and i have no idea.
      My router is the SKY black Netgear DG934G and i cant find any info on the leads that can be used.
      I did ring SKY up but they didnt have a clue what cross over or straight meant so im asking you folks as you seem more clued up. Any help would be great, thank you.


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      Re: CAT5e Cable help plz

      Are you trying to buy a terminated cable, or an unterminated length that you will attach your own sockets.
      What are you trying to extend the Ethernet connection from the router to the PC or the telephone lead.


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      Re: CAT5e Cable help plz

      Little unclear here myself as to what your wanting to do. So are you wanting to have an RJ11 connector either end of the cable so you can plug from the telephone socket into the RJ11 port on the back of your router? Not to be confused with RJ45 which is the bigger ended for examples below?


      For example, the following connections will typically require a crossover cable:

      * computer to computer
      * computer to uplink port
      * computer to print server
      * uplink port to uplink port (hub/switch)
      * normal port to normal port (hub/switch)

      Whereas in these situations you would use a straight-through cable:

      * computer to residential gateway/router
      * computer to normal port (hub/switch)
      * access point to normal port (hub/switch)
      * print server to normal port (hub/switch)
      * uplink port to normal port (hub/switch)
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      Re: CAT5e Cable help plz

      I'm assuming that you've currently got socket > extension > microfilter > router > PC and you're looking to replace this with socket > microfilter > router > longer cable to PC, which sounds sensible.

      In which case, you just need a regular 'straight' cable, which is what the vast majority of CAT5e cables will be. A crossover cable is needed when connecting specific pieces of network equipment together, it doesn't apply to you in this case.

      If you're looking to replace the cabling from the wall socket to the router, that's not a CAT5e cable, hence the confusion.
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