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Which ethernet cable for Digi / Icon D commands?
Old 1 week ago
Which ethernet cable for Digi / Icon D commands?


recently aquired a d command from germanys government owned TV/ Radio broadcasting.

Wasnt provided an ethernet cable though.

I dont want to go thru an hub as its one device no exttensions.

The manual states ethernet crossover cable. Is that a thing? I figgure it needs be more precise requirements. Cat 5...6...whatever rj45 or something.

Anyhou, who knows?

Last edited by D Becks; 1 week ago at 03:20 PM..
Old 1 week ago
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Ethernet cables use an RJ45 connector. That's the ubiquitous 8-pin connector. The fact that they've specified a crossover cable means three things:

1- The signaling is based on 100Mbit/sec Fast Ethernet which only uses two twisted pairs or four conductors...pins 1\2 and pins 3\6. Cat 5 will do.
2- Buying a pre-made crossover cable is quite hard to find these days because LAN switches have been doing automatic MDI/MDIX for decades.
3- Making a crossover cable is requires a friend with an RJ45 crimping tool. See link below for the wiring diagram.
Old 1 week ago
Aquired a cat6. Sounds like it wont do.
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by D Becks View Post
Aquired a cat6. Sounds like it wont do.
Why not? Did you get a straight-through cable, or a crossover cable? Cat6 is simply 'better' cable than Cat5.
Old 1 week ago
Off course not.

Got the straight.

Crossover cat 6 will be in my mailbox soon.

I feel sone excitement rising....
Old 1 day ago
Cable arrived. Looks very good. Brought little vid.

Thank You guys very much.

On to furniture.
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