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  1. #1
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    Cabling question

    Hey all,

    Quick question really,

    A friend has asked me to network his office, putting cable into the trunking on the walls, and putting them into wall boxes. no biggie so far, one thing i cant trust myself to think i am correct about though and thought i would post up and ask you kind and generous people is this,

    If i have a network cable from a pc, that connects to a wall socket, comes out of the wall at another point, then another cable comes out of that socket into a hub/switch do the cables need to be crossover or straight throughs, i just cant seem to think straight on this one. I seem to think that the hub/switch will deal with straight throughs all the way along. but cant remember exactley its been a while since i did any cabling.

    cheers
    Hey all, a big thanks for all your help in the past, I am starting to get there now its been an adventure and i thank you for that.

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    Re: Cabling question

    Straight-through will do the trick. The only time you need crossover is when you are connecting two NICs together. HTH!

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    Re: Cabling question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Whippy View Post
    that connects to a wall socket, comes out of the wall at another point, then another cable comes out of that socket into a hub/switch
    Straight throughs; also called patch cables.

    Besides which, most NICs and routers nowadays automatically adapt irrelevant of the cable type.
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    Re: Cabling question

    Thanks guys,

    thought that was how it was just wanted to confirm.
    Hey all, a big thanks for all your help in the past, I am starting to get there now its been an adventure and i thank you for that.

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