How to Test Crossover Cables

By Bryan Roberts

A crossover cable is a special type of Ethernet cable designed for communication between two devices rather than a device and a modem. In the event that you need to test the signal of a crossover cable, you can do so easily with the help of an Ethernet cable tester.

Step 1

Turn your cable tester on. Connect one end of your crossover cable to one of the Ethernet ports on top of the tester.

Step 2

Connect the other end of your crossover cable to the other port on top of the cable tester.

Press the "Test" button on your tester, and a signal is sent from one end of the cable to the other. If the signal is sent intact, you will receive a "success" message.