HACK ATTACK [Convert a straight lan cable to patch in 2 minutes]

This about making a patch or cross over cable if u have many straight spare ones lying around as was the case with me. I needed a patch cable to network my pc and notebook but had left my patch cable at one of my friends. This is a simple 2 minute hack which would allow you to convert a straight cable to patch.

Requirements:-

Straight LAN cable [the ones that connect routers and modems to your computer]

A pair of scissors or a Wire stipper [ I would recommend good ones becuse we wud be cutting wires]

Tape [ you might want to cover up the lose ends and exposed wires ]

Cut the cable from the middle. We only need 4 wires the orange pair and green pair.

strip the wire pairs about 1 cm

connect the solid green to solid orange and connect the stipped green to stripped orange and u are done.

This wont take u more than 5 minutes even if you are a noob.

Now use tape if u want. I left mine as such.

Connect the two computers using this wire.

Goto network connections and select appropriate network adapter then goto its properties and then select tcp/ip and assign an ip address in range 192.168.1.x

where x is any number between 1 and 255

do the same with other computer too but this time choose some other value for x.

Now we need to set up out computer for p2p networking.

We need to follow this on both computers.

In network connections left side pane click set up small home or office network then next just select the third option in the lists and keep going nexting. [sorry for very crude instructions no time…. wiring from college lab ;)] will edit it to add more detail once i have time…

Restart both the computers and Ping if u get a reply u are doneand congratz to u.

If not trouble shoot just google it or mail me. I wud be glad to help.

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Author: MtaraM

Solution designer with Firstsource solutions. An MBA grad in Networks and IT Infrastructure. Technology enthusiast, blogger, webdesigner, Network security aspirant and in love with electronics and gadgets a Household Hacker and Audiophile who loves to share thoughts about almost anything @Mtaram on Twitter

13 thoughts on “HACK ATTACK [Convert a straight lan cable to patch in 2 minutes]”

    1. Since a patch cable can be converted to a crossover cable easily, why aren’t there adapters to convert crossover to patch? That’s what I need. I don’t feel like stringing 100′ of cable again. I’d appreciate any info on this……thanks, Rob

  1. I can’t see in the ikkustration where are the connections green=orange… I just see continuous green and orange wires and all the other ones are continuous also, where are the ones that were cut? I think would be better a before/after illustration.

  2. actually i did it one midnight and just forgot to take pictures…
    see the picture….. above and try to match the numbers…. with the contacts facing you and starting from 1 from left…

  3. If this exact same thing is done to a crossover cable (orange and green cables), will that turn it into a straight cable?

    Or do you have to switch different wires for that?

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