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Thread: LAN Network (I found in dumpster!)

  1. #11
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    I created a cross over connector using a connector adapter. The adaptor is two female/female rj45 so you can connnect two cables together, the trick is if you twist it it pops open and there are wires inside, then you just reverse their pins on one side and BAM!
    A) you don't crimp any cables
    B) it costs $0.25
    C) any computer store sells them.

    just get a UTP connector for male cables.

  2. #12
    mda
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    Is this the same Alien8 who said that lan cable were'ghetto'?
    Now he's been making them - make your mind up Alien8....


  3. #13
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    You typically won't find a crossover cable at consumer outlets like Best Buy. You'd probably have better luck at a computer store, but then you'd pay computer store prices. Your best bet would be to find an electrical/telco cable supply company. Check your Yellow Pages or equivalent. Call them up and tell them you want a crossed over CAT-5 cable in a given length. They'll either have them there or make one for you. I got a 65 foot (yeah that's really sixty-five feet and not a mistake) CAT-5 crossover cable *made* for me for a grand total of $11.

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