Poll: 568-B Wiring vs 568-A Wiring vs Crossover, what do you prefer?

What is your preferred Wiring Configuration?

  • 568-B

    Votes: 17 85.0%
  • 568-A

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Crossover (568-A to 568-B)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Arjun

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Curious to know, 568-B Wiring vs 568-A Wiring vs Crossover, what do you prefer?

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cage771

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I use B at home. At work, I use what ever is currently in place or what is dictated (federally funded jobs require A).

The need for a crossover cable is getting more and more rare everyday due to auto negotiating NICs. There are some cases where I still need one (using an old Dell 500 series laptop running XP to access an old piece of equipment for example). But even then, If I can get the software to run in a VM on a new machine, then the new NIC will auto negotiate and make it work. An exception, on some equipment that I've worked on, the RJ45 port isn't a NIC but rather a serial port. In that case, a crossover cable might be required depending upon how the port is wired internally. RTM for that.
 
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