On a CAT 5e crossover cable, the wiring of pins 1, 2, 3, and 6 are "crossed-over" to pins 3, 6, 1, and 2.TIA/EIA 568A T568B Wired
UTP Unshielded Twist Pair
CM Type PVC Jacket
24AWG 4pair Stranded Copper Wire
50 Micron Gold Plated RJ45 Plug
Molded Boot on Each End
Cable Length marked on Boot
CAT 5e crossover cables are used in situations where two devices have the same interface, for example, connecting a hub to a hub, or a switch to a switch, or even when patching a hub or switch into a wallplate.
The most common use is to connect two PCs directly to each other, without the use of any kind of router, hub, or switch. This is called a peer-to-peer network, and is a low-cost solution to allow file and Internet sharing between two computers.
CAT5e Crossover Patch Cable connect computers on your Local Area Network (LAN). They are designed to connect hub-to-hub, PC-to-PC, or Mac-to-Mac computer. Molded-strain relief provides extra security, and 50-micron, gold-plated connectors ensure clean, clear transmissions. Works in conjunction with 10 and 100Base-T networks