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bolajay
December 17th, 2008, 10:00 AM
hello i'm just 14 years old and i'm a beginner in the I/T world and i want to know how to prepare a crossover cabling pls how do i go about it pls i need to know it

Badly Overdrawn Boy
December 17th, 2008, 11:26 AM
I presume you mean an Ethernet crossover cable, details below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable

You'll need some CAT 5 cable, some connectors, and a crimp tool. The crimp tools are rather expensive, so be warned.

The Cog
December 17th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Actually, you only need 2 pairs for an ethernet crossover. Pins 1 and 2 should connect to pins 3 and 6 at the far end using a twisted pair. Similarly, 3 and 6 connect to 1 and 2.

You absolutely need the right crimp tool, so for just a few cables it's cheaper to just by the cables.