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What kind of cable to connect servers to switches?

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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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.
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.
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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