UTP Cable a.k.a Network Cable

This evening once of my Ex-Colleague told me he connect 2 laptop with a UTP cable/Network cable, but unable to play Counter Strike…

What is the problem if you having this kind of question?

  • Game problem?
  • Networking Problem?
  • Laptop problem?

Still remember when I starting as an IT officer, some time my solution are not accurate, and I need to think & try few solution then only works or solve the problem…As times goes by, my solution become more and more accurate. Hope my skill can improve more in near future.

Ok, back to my friend problem, i ask him to check on the UTP cable color code, just like as below. Check the arrangement of the color code on both head and tail

This is Straight Ethernet Cable, both head and tail same color arrangement. T-568A standard which was ratified in 1995, wheres replaced by the T-568B standard in 2002. (Currently using this Standard)

This is Crossover Ethernet Cable or so-called CROSS CABLE (Above), the easy way to remember, is one end using the T-568A standard and the other end using the T-568B standard. Or simply switch the Green set of wires in place with the Orange set of wires.

CROSS CABLE use to connect 2 same device together, such as PC to PC without passing hub or router or connect HUB to HUB . At the end, my Ex-Colleague found that his wire are not CROSS Cable… This is the different between this 2 type of cable.

By follow the above UTP color code, you able to crimp the correct network cable/utp cable. Need more information on how to crimp, video tutorial will come up shortly.

40 Responses to “UTP Cable a.k.a Network Cable”

  1. sab2 September 22, 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    TQ for the visit to my blog
    Yours: very informative tecnoblog

  2. lukxiufung September 23, 2007 at 1:15 am #

    Lots of mee hon here…. :)

  3. calvyn September 23, 2007 at 3:26 pm #

    this is colorful mee hon. :>

  4. lukxiufung September 23, 2007 at 11:05 pm #

    lol….hey, I am not a spammer….

  5. calvyn September 24, 2007 at 12:24 am #

    haha…you are not… my blog already reconize you…. you are welcome all the time… :Þ

  6. Kenneth September 24, 2007 at 5:06 pm #

    thanx for sharing it again..I’ve been studied it before..till now…I almost forgotten everything…
    I owes..cant rememebr the color..haha~~
    Straight cable..for modem to pc…
    Cross for PC to PC or modem to modem or router to router..hehe~~

  7. Suresh Sumanasooriya June 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm #

    The details from your page was more useful for me . Thanks for that.

  8. vinod August 10, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    excellent, short & sweet with very explanatory colour diagrams

  9. Timothy Omondi Odiaga June 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    Thanks alot. The mateial is vivid.kudos

  10. Timothy Omondi Odiaga June 19, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    Thanks.superb work.

  11. khairul July 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    gud info,
    i know about cross or straight, but always forgot about the color code..

    luck my laptop network card smart enough to adapt automatically

  12. core August 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    what is the standard cross cable using in malaysia? I’m so stress to search for it. can anyone help me..

  13. calvyn August 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    for Malaysia, we are following “B” standard

  14. frans September 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    Was looking for the numbering of a utp cable.
    Penang,make me think back a long time ago, i have lived in Singapore in the 60 s.
    Greetingss from Holland. :)

  15. senthilkumar September 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm #


  16. peter January 29, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    can i know which colour is neutral,earth and live

  17. Harfo March 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Hi man,place I will like to know if there is colour difference in Cross cable from modem to Server PC and to the switch.Detail diagram needed please.Thanks

  18. Senthil March 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Very informative, explanatory and helpful.

  19. owais July 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    thanks, very helpful.

  20. Himanshu "Max Technology" July 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    This information is so good of new network engineer , lot of guys are fourgate this code .

  21. trixia August 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm #


  22. Addis November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    i was try to configure

  23. Yaseen December 12, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    thanks for above cable configuration, beautiful efforts

  24. Ae February 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Thanks…it helps…

  25. jay May 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    a bit confuse of the arrangement.. it should be white orange, orange, white green, blue, white blue, greem, white brown, brown..

    but as i analyze it,, it is the same.. coz the same wire goes in the same point.. the color sometimes is dosent matter..

  26. hani madu May 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    wow thanx dude for the info..

  27. Raja May 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Am an student doing an project on CCTV’s, i have connected an network camera to an media converter and with an straight cable to the media converter but i couldnot ping, while am using same cable connected to laptop i can ping it. what might the problem

  28. calvyn May 31, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    some time you might need to use cross cable for the different device.

  29. Sam Fly June 14, 2011 at 6:44 am #

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  30. emile Tebulo August 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    very helpful! i like it

  31. ray September 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    thanks a lot dude keep the good work!

  32. tina cariquitan September 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    tnx for the information :) it will helps a lot to pass my exam :)


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