Ethernet Cross-Over Cable HowTo


Sometimes you need to connect two boxes together without the use of a switch or hub. This can be easily accomplished with a cross-over cable, and making one is pretty simple.

Here's a diagram showing the layout:

As you can see the arrangement is pretty simple.

Cable 1 connects to 3
Cable 2 connects to 6
Cable 3 connects to 1
Cable 6 connects to 2

That's about it.