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Windows 7: Ethernet Sockets - Crossover or straight-through?

08 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 8 Pro
Ethernet Sockets - Crossover or straight-through?

Hi All,

Done a little searching on this but cant seem to find exactly what I'm looking for. I have just acquired a fancy new BT home hub 3, unfortunately however, when the BT engineer (who fitted it) was fixing our line, he replaced our master socket with one that already contained a micro-filter rendering the phone line extension cable to my office for phone and internet half useless.
Now the router must be at the master socket or I'll need to run an adsl cable to my office, which is not recommended as it may reduce the routers connection speed. So I decided to get a really long Ethernet cable and run that down instead. This works fine but it looks messy.
I would like to fit a socket at each end of the ethernet cable, one next to the router and one next to my PC. The ethernet cable itself is a cross-over cable.

My question:

What SHOULD each cable be in the diagram below:

Hub3 -> CABLE -> Socket -> LONG CABLE -> Socket -> Cable -> Laptop

(As I mentioned above, the 'LONG CABLE' is currently a crossover cable, but can easily be re-wired)

Many thanks,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

As you are installing a permanent addition to your home / office I would advise that you make this a standard, (non-crossover), cable.

If you then require a crossover or other special cable to enable equipment operation you can achieve this with a Patch cable.

This will mean that if anything ever changes in your requirements this will just mean replacing the patch cable and not the built-in wiring
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 8 Pro

Okay, so the built in cable is straight through?
Thanks, I'll do it now.

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