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I currently share my Internet connection between 2 PCs using 2 NICs & a 30m piece of Cat 5e cross-over that is wired through the house when it was built, I am about to change my router to a wireless one and need the cable to be a straight is it possible to convert this cable without cutting the ends off ? A friend told me connect a second cross-over cable to the first, using a straight-thru connector to make it a straight would this work ?
 

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Why buy a connector? You should just get a regular straight through cable, they're not expensive.

I'm assuming your trying to hookup the ISP modem to the wireless router correct?
Most current technology haves the auto correction feature which allows you to use both cables. You can try and see if it works.
 

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As this-IT-guy points out most of todays nics and router switch do mdi/mdix which autocorrects. Try that before doing anything else.
 

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i think you problen in cable colection i think you use straight cable not use cross cable because cross use when to cummnicate same devices and if you connect a pc to router this not same devices this different devices and you use straight cable and your problem is solved
 

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Technically it should work. But you have to make sure you connect the right ends.
For example if you have a 568A config on one end of the existing crossover the other end is 568B. If you want to extend from the 568B end you have to make sure you marry up the 568B end of the new cable here. That would cross it over again and leave you with 568A on the far end. Therefore you are starting with 568A and ending with 568A. Hope this makes sense!
 
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