If you've got two RJ45s, a length of cat5, and a crimper you could do the
Find a diagram of an RJ45, find pin 1, and then at the far end of the cable,
make sure this happens:
1 - 6
2 - 3
3 - 2
4 - 4
5 - 5
6 - 1
7 - 7
8 - 8
Lines 1 and 6 , and 2 and 3 are crossed over, hence the name.
Now all you need to do is get the bits...
(sick of making the bloody things)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Mc Auley [SMTP:paul at baltimore.ie]
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 4:53 PM
> To: jsmyth at saleslan.com> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Re: Network cable questions
>> On Fri, 14 Jan 2000 16:47:18 GMT
> Kathryn Cassidy (User Account) <hellbunnie at irelands-web.ie> wrote:
>> | Some time ago there was a discussion about home
> | networking where someone said they thought you could
> | only attach two computers directly with cat 5 cable
> | (ie. without a hub) if it was some "special cross-over
> | cable" and not just normal twisted pair.
>> | Can anyone confirm this? Also, is there a name for
> | this type of cable, or if I go to peats/maplin asking
> | for cross-over cat 5 cable will they know what I'm
> | talking about.
>> Yes. To attach two NICs directly you need a crossover cable, if you ask
> somebody who knows what Cat-5 is, they should also be aware of crossovers.
>> OTOH, I tried this at home for a while before I got sick of the machines
> whinging that I'd unplugged the other machine and I got a dinky little
> port hub for about 30 quid from Dabs.
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