gigabit crossover cable pinout

9 12 2009

Ever had problems trying to get two network cards directly connect via that standard crossover cable at 1000Mbit/s speed? If yes – it’s most likely because your cable was made using 100BaseT standard – only orange and green pairs were crossed. For gigabit it’s a bit more tricky.

1000BaseT Crossover cable pinout:

Pin Connector #1 Connector #2
1 white/orange white/green
2 orange green
3 white/green white/orange
4 blue white/brown
5 white/blue brown
6 green orange
7 white/brown blue
8 brown white/blue