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Old November 10th, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Default Re: Can't connect to Arris TM722 cable modem

Hey guys, serious newbie question here. Do I need to worry about whether my cat 5 cable connecting the Arris modem to my wireless router is a crossover cable or a straight through cable?

Here is a quote from the manual:

Ethernet
Ethernet is a standard method of connecting two or more devices into a Local Area
Network (LAN). Use the Ethernet connection if your computer has built-in Ethernet
hardware, does not use Windows, or you want to share the Telephony Modem connection
with several computers.
Note: To connect two or more computers to the Ethernet port, you will need a
hub or broadband router (available at computer retailers).
The Telephony Modem package comes with a 6-foot (1.9m) Ethernet cable (the
connectors look like wide telephone connectors); you can purchase more cables if
necessary at a computer retailer. If you are connecting the Telephony Modem
directly to a computer, or to an Ethernet hub or broadband router with a cross-over
switch, ask for Category 5 (CAT5) straight-through cable. If you are connecting the
Telephony Modem to an Ethernet hub or broadband router without a crossover
switch, ask for a Category 5 crossover cable.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:32 AM
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straight cable will work just fine
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Do I need to worry about whether my cat 5 cable connecting the Arris modem to my wireless router is a crossover cable or a straight through cable?
Most times the cable supplied with the modem (or the router) works. If you don't have any problems then don't worry about it. If you were using the wrong cable then you would be having major problems.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Makes no difference. Most unit will auto negotiate so straight or cross will work
It rare to use cross over cables is days


Only time you will use now days for cross is real Cisco router, not cisco/linksys home end router or T-1 connection etc with more in depth setups
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