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Connecting tv to internet

by dan4oram / April 18, 2013 6:31 AM PDT

I would like to connect my tv to the internet. I have run a cat5 cable from my router to the tv to make cat5 jacks. Should the connection be crossover or straight thru wiring? And the cables I use to connect from the tv to the jack and router to the jack, should these be crossover connection?

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Never used a crossover for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 19, 2013 2:29 AM PDT

In fact, with most ports today being AUTO-MDX I haven't used a crossover cable in over a decade.

Quick pair check. Tell me the wiring pairs you used. Some get that wrong.

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by dan4oram / April 19, 2013 4:47 AM PDT

I haven't made up the connections yet. So I should do straight thru wiring for all of the connections?

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I asked you for a simple reason.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 19, 2013 5:30 AM PDT
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Since all that is out there on the internet I only want to check your choice. It is not straight thru wiring but in pairs so let's read your choice of wiring pairs.

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by dan4oram / April 22, 2013 10:37 AM PDT

For the 2 jacks I was going to wire them as the following.

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