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Cable problem

Posted on 2006-04-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi, I have a crossover cable and I want to know if it works because I think it doesn't but I want to be sure, How could I test it?

Question by:gothic130
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by:Irwin Santos
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get a continuity tester
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You can use a continuity tester on the individual pins to see if the wiring matches the crossover configuration here: http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable5.htm

pin1 is connected to pin 3 on the other end
pin2 is connected to pin 6 on the other end

In a normal cable, pin1 is connected to pin1, and pin2 is connected to pin2

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ID: 16537092
I have a multimeter, could it be useful?
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Callandor earned 200 total points
ID: 16537166
Yes, set it to the lowest resistance test range and test pins 1, 2, 3, and 6.  If you see continuity, it's connected.

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