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I am attempting to hook a camera surveillance dvr with my Windows 7. The instructions calls for a "Straight Through Ethernet Cable". I have "normal" cat5 cables and crossover cat5 cables. Is the straight through the same as normal or crossover? The cable calls for:
 1-1  and 2-2  and 3-3  and 6-6. The other leads are not used. Do I have the right cable or do I have to make one up?
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Straight Through = Normal

A 'normal' 100base-T ethernet cable uses 1, 2, 3 and 6 for data exchange, but 4, 5, 7 and 8 are connected too, and typically used for Power over Ethernet (PoE).
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So, to confirm, a "regular standard" cat5 cable is equal to a "straight through" cable. Right?
I have only know of 2 types. Standard and crossover. Just want to make sure.
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Gave me exactly what I needed to know in 5 minutes. Super Expert! 3,266 Kudos awarded.
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FYI ,most NIC's and switches these days use autoconfiguration, so the special crossover cables are rapidly becoming obsolete.
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