why a standard ethernet cable worked when a patch cable didn't

Jared Smith jaredsmith at jaredsmith.net
Tue Dec 11 16:03:54 MST 2012


On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Wade Shearer <wadeshearer.lists at me.com> wrote:
> BELKIN COMPONENTS CATEGORY 5e PATCH CABLE #R7J304 VERIFIED (UL) CAT 5e 4PR 24AWG TYPE CM OR MP E129760-C

I've seen some short patch cables that wires the four pair in straight
pairs (1&2, 3&4,5&6,7&8) -- which does work for short distances on
100mbit, but certainly isn't desirable, especially for gigabit speeds.
 I wouldn't expect that from Belkin, though.

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Jared Smith


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