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Could I make a crossover cable this way?

#1jakeDiLLaPosted 8/18/2013 9:35:12 AM
Cut the cable in the middle, switch the necessary wires and solder it? Or do you need to cut off the end and crimp it in order for it to work?
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#2LordSeiferPosted 8/18/2013 9:47:39 AM
you could, but its stupid and probably not necessary


if your computer was made in the last 6 years it probably has auto switching ports and you can use any cord. what are you trying to accomplish?
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#3KalammerPosted 8/18/2013 9:49:45 AM
Either will work, but replacing the connector will have fewer consequences in terms of signal integrity.

Untwisting the pairs and splicing in the middle of a cable will increase the susceptibility to things like noise and crosstalk.
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#4LordSeiferPosted 8/18/2013 9:53:14 AM
it would also be more work to try and solder 24gauge wires vs replacing an end, or buying a new cable

but as I said you are probably fine with any ethernet cable
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#5jakeDiLLa(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 9:58:00 AM
LordSeifer posted...
you could, but its stupid and probably not necessary


if your computer was made in the last 6 years it probably has auto switching ports and you can use any cord. what are you trying to accomplish?


Laptop wifi bridge. Have a cord but it's long and I'd rather have a short one. So you're saying I can just use a regular ethernet cable? Hmm... thought I tried a while ago and it didn't work out.
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#6jakeDiLLa(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 10:02:27 AM
oh wow, I feel very stupid now, it worked

d'oh
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#7LordSeiferPosted 8/18/2013 10:02:52 AM(edited)
in that case id suggest spend 20 bucks on a USB wireless adapter

otherwise your laptop will have to be on and running and beside your desktop anytime you want to use your desktop, which again is stupid.
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