Networking & Wireless forum


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?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Connecting tv to internet
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Connecting tv to internet
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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?

Collapse -
I asked you for a simple reason.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 19, 2013 5:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Connections

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.

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

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

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.