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05-16-03, 07:31 PM #1
is a patch cable the same thing as a regular CAT5 cable, or is it a Crossover cable?
please, help. i need to know quick. im about to order a cable and it says patch cable, i have never seen that term before.
edit: it also says UTP, what does that mean?
05-16-03, 07:56 PM #2
patch cable is just plain straigh through cable, it is not x-over cable. for connecting hubs to nics, or routers to nics, or switches to nics, or patch pannels to nics, you need a pass throught, or patch cable.
you only need an x-over cable when connecting same osi- level items to eachother, i hope this helps
05-16-03, 07:57 PM #3
ty, thats all i needed
05-16-03, 08:22 PM #4