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.


About the Author

Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.

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