To CONNECT 2 computers EXPERTS say that a CROSS OVER cable is needed. BUT today we EXPERIMENTED and used a STRAIGHT CABLE to CONNECT 2 PC's, I dont know how it worked but the CABLE is WORKING fine.
Some ppl say now a days LAN CARDS are AUTO SENSING and they dont mind any type. So you ppl try and POST, I want to see how many ppl succeed in there attempt.
and for cable configuration.
2 Standards 568a & 568b
u can find the configuration from many places but for the ease I am writing it in th following.
4 pairs, 8 cables.
1. Orange White; 2. Orange; 3. Green White; 4. Blue; 5. Blue White; 6. Green; 7. Brown White; 8. Brown
The above config is for 568b, make the same on both sides and it will be a STRAIGHT CABLE.
1. Green White; 2. Green; 3. Orange White; 4. Blue; 5. Blue White; 6. Orange; 7. Brown White; 8. Brown
The above config is for 568a, make one side 568a & other 568b and you will have a CROSSOVER CABLE.
The cables used are 4.
1, 2, 3 & 6
Data came in at 1 goes out from 2, then again in at 3 and goes back from 6.
In crossover 1 = 3; 2=6; 3=1; 6=2
1= Oragne White; 3 = Green White; 2= Orange; 6 = Green
I hope I have written it very simply.