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What kind of cable to connect servers to switches?

Posted on 2004-08-31
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I use regular Cat5 cables to connect my workstations to the 100mb jackes on my 3com switch but what kind of cables should I use to connect my servers to the 1gb jacks?  Cross-overs???
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Question by:mbath20110
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by:scampgb
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Hi mbath20110,

Assuming that they're just standard UTP ports, you should be able to use normal straight-through CAT5e cables.

If you post the exact model of your switch, I'll check for you.
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by:pseudocyber
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Cat6 would be better, but Cat5e straight through, UTP (Unshieled, Twisted Pair) will be fine.

Cross over cables are for crossing the Transmit and Receive pairs for similar devices - ie. back to back PC's, connect one switch to another, etc.
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mcp_jon earned 125 total points
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If you want to assemble your own cables :

1 - White / Orange
2 - Orange
3 - White / Green
4 - Blue
5 - White / Blue
6 - Green
7 - White / Brown
8 - Brown

On both sides of the cable !

PS --> If you can use UTP Cable 6, better

Best Regards
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