the difference between CAT 5e patch cable and CAT 5e crossover
The difference has to do with the wiring of the cable and the
situation in which you will use the cable.
On a CAT 5e patch cable, the wiring
configuration is identical on both ends of the cable.
On a CAT 5e crossover cable, the wiring of
pins 1, 2, 3, and 6 are "crossed-over" to pins 3, 6, 1, and 2.
CAT 5e crossover cables are used in situations
where two devices have the same interface, for example,
connecting a hub to a hub, or a switch to a switch, or even when
patching a hub or switch into a wall plate.
The most common use is to connect two PCs
directly to each other, without the use of any kind of router,
hub, or switch. This is called a peer-to-peer network, and is a
low-cost solution to allow file and Internet sharing between two
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