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    Cat6, Cat5?
    « on: April 07, 2010, 02:49:13 PM »
    Will a cat6 crossover adapter work on a cat5 patch cable?

    What I want to buy.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030BYJI/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ACX92JP8G1QSD

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    Re: Cat6, Cat5?
    « Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 02:54:53 PM »
    Yes, but why would you need it?

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      Re: Cat6, Cat5?
      « Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 02:56:08 PM »
      Yes, the pinout should be the same regardless of the cable quality.

      ... also true, that most modern switches and NICs will auto-detect the need for crossover, so the point is somewhat null
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        Re: Cat6, Cat5?
        « Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 02:56:50 PM »
        To turn a patch cable into a crossover.

        its cheaper then buying another 50ft cable.



        what im doing requires a crossover, ive tried using the patch cable for it.
        my short crossover cable is the only one that worked.


        So it will work?

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        Re: Cat6, Cat5?
        « Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 03:05:23 PM »
        Are connecting computer to computer, no router or switch?

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          Re: Cat6, Cat5?
          « Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 03:06:07 PM »
          yeah, but more like original xbox to computer.

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          Re: Cat6, Cat5?
          « Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 03:08:28 PM »
          I know nothing about xbox connectivity.  Are you sure all it needs is a crossover?

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            Re: Cat6, Cat5?
            « Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 03:10:10 PM »
            Yeah, i tested it with a crossover and patch, so all i need to know is if the adapter i wanna buy will work if the cord is cat5.
            it seems you guys answered that though, so thanks.

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              Re: Cat6, Cat5?
              « Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 03:14:26 PM »
              thanks again, i probably wont check back unless it doesn't work, but it should.

              bye.

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              Re: Cat6, Cat5?
              « Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 11:12:51 AM »
              Yes, it will work with enhanced transmission.
              Cat5 is the older Ethernet cable standard,
              Cat6 is newer and will support 10 Gigabit, will improve Gigabit preformance.