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 Question by Varun posted 01 Oct 2005
 joining of cables
i wanted to make a crossover connection ,but the cable that i used was short ,i took one more cable i connected it with former one to get the desired length ,i joined all the 8 pairs respectively light brown with light brown , blue with blue etc but the connection is not workin ,whats the problem
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 01 Oct 2005
Dear Varun,

There are various types of crossover cables depending on the network you are looking to use it on. Some of these are listed on this page:

I strongly suggest that users that do not have access to test equipment to purchase their patch cords and crossover cords premade to avoid this such pitfall. The cost for a cord is minimal compared to the time spent trying to locate what is wrong.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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