How To Make An Ethernet Cross Over Cable

How To Make An Ethernet Cross Over Cable - Crossover cable is one of solution for connecting two computers or device without assistance Switch/Hub. But if you want to connect more than two computers, you have to use Switch/hub as the terminal. In this case I want to try giving the way to make Crossover cable for connecting two computers

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Before we continue, I want to tell you that there are two kinds of network cable. The first is Straight Cable, this cable have same sequence on both ends of the cable and usually used to connect different devices like computer to the switch. The second is Cross Over cable, this cable have different sequence on both ends of the cable and usually used to connect same devices like computer to computer, switch to switch, hub to hub and others.

How to Make a Crossover Cable for connecting two computers

Prepare UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable that will be used to make Crossover cable, adjust the length with your needs, open the cable cover then set according to color composition below :
How to Make a Crossover Cable

If the color above is not so clear, you can follow the table arrangement color below:
How to Make a Crossover Cable

Prepare RJ45 Connector to be plugged at the both end of the cable and also Crimping Tool to clamp RJ45 connector in order to stick at the cable. Confirm both end of the cable right touch to the connector then clamp it until get maximum result.
How to Make a Crossover Cable
RJ45 Connector

How to Make a Crossover Cable
Crimping Tool

If you have Cable tester for LAN (Local Area Network), it would be nice to test it first, but if you haven't just plug it into the LAN Card, if the cable work/connect it means the cable is work but if the cable does not connect may you need to check the cable again until it really can be used.

I hope this short article useful for readers and can add to the experience in making network cable.

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