Cross Over cables for Token Ring

Cabling-Design.com FREE cabling and networking Helpdesk
icon
 Question by Mary Thompson posted 16 Jun 2000
 Cross Over cables for Token Ring
I am in a total quandry here. I am teaching in a classroom that is a token ring network and has SMC Token NIC's. In an apparently vain attempt to get my students to see how cross over's work, we made them, but they failed to work.....I even tried a known good cable. We used the standard pin-out for a crossover. What I need to know is IF it is possible to get them to work with that setup, or if we need to utilize an entirely different pin-out. Missed the forest for the trees earlier in the semester and tried to use an ethernet hub to simulate a peer-to-peer...boy was my face red.......anyway...any info you can provide would be extremely helpful.
Have a good day
MR Thompson
icon
 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 19 Jun 2000
Hi, Mary!

I am not a big expert in Token Ring, but here is the Token Ring UTP pin configuration I found in one of my networking books:

Signal UTP Pin
===================
Transmit 3
Receive 4
Receive 5
Transmit 6

For cross-over, I think you have to reverse 3-6 and 4-5 pins in your patch cords.

Please check that your patch cords are Category 5.

Just for information, you may find ethernet crossover cord pin-out here:
http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/

Hope this answers your question,
Roman Kitaev, RCDD


Click here to see the expert's profile
Back to Cabling-Design.com HELPDESK | Ask your question
Residential Cabling Guide

Home Cabling Guide

Finally, an instantly downloadable book that saves you thousands in home improvement dollars! Enjoy living in 21st century technology-advanced home while increasing its selling value and competitive advantage on the real estate market. Whether your cabling is for home office or high-tech leisure, you can wire your home yourself or learn "wirish" to speak with your cabling contractors in their language!

Learn more ...

Please rate this page

Rating: Average rating: Ratings
BadFineGoodVery GoodExcellent