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 Question by M Ali posted 25 Feb 2004
 Cross Over cable
So after reading the site, my understanding is that if I need to make a cross over cable for a switch that has 1000BaseT port I can not use the simple cross over cable like orange/white, Orange one side and green/white, green other side, instead I need the one that is explained on the site as Gigabit pin out. Am I right or wrong? 'Cause if I use the first one for a gigabit port it just wouldn't work.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 26 Feb 2004
Dear M,

You are correct. 10Base-T and 100Base-T cross over cables will not work. Check this pinout for a gigabit crossover cable

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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