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Connector Specifications - 10/100 Ports
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The 10/100 Ethernet ports use standard RJ-45 connectors and Ethernet pinouts with internal crossovers, as shown by an X in the port name. These ports have the transmit (TD) and receive (RD) signals internally crossed so that a twisted-pair straight-through cable and adapter can be attached to the port. Figure B-1 shows the pinout.

When connecting 10/100 ports to other devices, such as servers, workstations, and routers, you can use a two or four twisted-pair, straight-through cable wired for 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX. Figure B-10 shows the two twisted-pair, straight-through cable schematics. Figure B-12 shows the four twisted-pair, straight-through cable schematics.

When connecting the ports to other devices, such as switches or repeaters, you can use a two or four twisted-pair, crossover cable. Figure B-11 shows the two twisted-pair, crossover cable schematics. Figure B-13 shows the four twisted-pair, crossover cable schematics.

You can use Category 3, 4, or 5 cabling when connecting to 10BASE-T devices. You must use Category 5 cabling when connecting to 100BASE-TX devices.

Note - Use a straight-through cable to connect two ports only when one port is designated with an X. Use a crossover cable to connect two ports when both ports are designated with an X or when both ports do not have an X.