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Crossover Coupler - Query
Telco Aug-23-01 11:20 AM
I am trying to connect 2 pcs p-p, using existing straight-thru cable from each PC, into a cross-over coupler. The link gives details of the crossover coupler I'm using.

Will this configuration work or do I need to re-wire with crossover cable.


1. RE: Crossover Coupler - Query
lbyard Aug-23-01 12:54 PM
In response to message 0
Please provide the link with the details. I did look for it... Larry

2. RE: Crossover Coupler - Query
Telco Aug-23-01 01:35 PM
In response to message 1


This is the only link I could get. You need to search under MAPLIN CODE: SN90X

In-line connector for joining two RJ45 (FCC 8P8C) modular plugs. Two versions are available:

TZ09K RJ45 Coupler
SN90X Reverse Coupler RJ45

I am not too familiar with networking PCs, however
with regard to TCP/IP addresses; is there a format that is required when networking p-p.


3. RE: Crossover Coupler - Query
lbyard Aug-23-01 06:56 PM
In response to message 2
I have used one, but believe all that reverse coupler does is reverse the order of the pins from one side to the other. That is not the same as of crossover pins 1 and 2 with 3 and 6.

See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm for more information. Also, it doesn’t say the coupler is rated CAT 5 or 5e.

What do you mean by “networking p-p”? Point-to-Point or VPN (Virtual Private Network)? That requires a VPN server. If you mean a protocol to connect two PCs with a crossover cable, see http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm for all of the details. Larry

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