Crossover Cable Diagram Chart and Example

Printable references and examples of crossover cable diagrams for you, available to be downloaded. When talking about cable pinouts there are three: Straight-through, Crossover, and Rollover wiring of cables. These terms are referring to the way the cables are wired. In these 101 Diagramss, you’ll get some explanations and guide on how to make and set your crossover cable system. Let’s start with the cable diagram below.

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568B Crossover Cable Diagram

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Crossover cables are very much like Straight-Through cable, except that they have pairs of wires that crisscross. This allows for two devices to communicate at the same time. Unlike straight-through cables, we use crossover cables to connect like devices. A visual example can be seen in the printable crossover cable diagrams below.

T1 Crossover Cable Diagram

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Ethernet Crossover Cable Diagram

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While the rule of thumb is to use crossover cables with like devices, some devices do not follow standards. Others provide support for both types of cables. However, there is still something that both crossover and straight-through cables can’t do.

Chart Crossover Cable Diagram

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Cat 5 Crossover Cable Diagram

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Choose from the collection of crossover cable diagram above to understand the wiring. Learn more about the other educational diagrams by browsing through our categories or looking it up on the search column!

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