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 Question by ALAN BESSIN posted 02 Feb 2007
 types of cable
What is the difference between straight through and cross over cable
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 04 Feb 2007
Dear ALAN,

A straight through cable is one that is pinned in the same order at both ends. Most cords for Data applications are pinned to either the T568A or T568B wiring scheme.

Cross over cables come in many verities depending on the service they are being utilized with but typically pairs are pinned differently at both ends. For an example of these, look at this link:
http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/10-100base-t-crossover.shtml

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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