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What is the difference between a patch cable and a crossover cable?
By contrast, patch cables or straight through cables are used to connect devices of different types, such as a computer to a network switch or Ethernet hub. Intentionally crossed wiring in the crossover cable connects the transmit signals at one end to the receive signals at the other end.
What is cross patching?
In the context of generic data center services, a cross connect typically refers to the patched connectivity between the data center's facilities and the line of demarcation into the building. It would often be the patched connection between your servers and the Internet access or any additional network connectivity.
What is a patch cable used for?
A patch cable, patch cord or patch lead is an electrical or optical cable used to connect ("patch in") one electronic or optical device such as a miniature spectrometer to another for signal routing.
Is a patch cable straight through?
Straight-Through refers to cables that have the pin assignments on each end of the cable. … When we talk about cat5e patch cables, the Straight-Through wired cat5e patch cable is used to connect computers, printers and other network client devices to the router switch or hub (the host device in this instance).