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When do you use a straight-through patch cable, and when do you use a crossover cable?

Learn when to use a straight-through patch cable and when to use a crossover cable in this Q&A with infrastructure expert Carrie Higbie.

When would you use a straight-through patch cable? And when would you use a crossover cable?

You would use a straight through cable for most applications, for instance at a work area and to connect components to switches. Crossover cables are typically used to connect uplink ports.

This was last published in March 2007

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