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Almost Complete Networking Cables "Make Your Own Networking Cables" missed details on crossover cables

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

The article "Make Your Own Networking Cables" in the Dec 2012 issue was one of the clearest on how to make CAT-5 cables -- except for the details.. It provided a picture of one end of a crossover cable and stated "To make a basic crossover cable, use T568A at one end and T568B at the other. To make a crossover cable that's suitable for 1-gigabit networking you must cross all four of the pairs."

Does this mean that one end of the crossover cable should wired with the T568B scheme (the center of the figure) and the other end with the crossover scheme (right of the figure) ?

Also the article states that pin 1 is on the left when the connector's contacts are facing up and away from you, but the figures show the connectors facing towards the viewer with pin 1 on the left. Which is correct?
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

The Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia....crossover_cable makes it clear that the other end of the full crossover cable in this article should be wired in accordance with T568B. This webpage makes it clear that the pictures in the PC World article are correct, and the text is wrong. The text should state that when the contacts on the connector are facing up and towards you, with the clip on the connector is facing away from you, then pin 1 is on the far left.
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