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Old 10-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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This may be a stupid question but, is the garmin ethernet cable the same cable you use with a computer but, with waterproof connections? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:16 AM
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pretty much except its a crossover cable rather than a straight patch cable
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Whats the difference between a patch and crossover cable?
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the pin out is different
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gofishbentley - 10/3/2008 9:54 AM

Whats the difference between a patch and crossover cable?
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Two of the conductors are reversed. I don't remember which ones.

You can buy crossover cables at the same place you buy standard cables.
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thanks everyone for the replies.
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gofishbentley - 10/3/2008 9:54 AM

Whats the difference between a patch and crossover cable?
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You have two standards for Ethernet pin out TIA/EIA568A and B

If you want to build a regular Ethernet cable you do the same termination on both's ends. So you use either A or B on both ends.

On a cross over cable, you use A on one side and B on the other one.
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As I recall (and it's been a few years), a standard cable is used to connect a computer to a router, switch, etc., but a crossover cable is needed to connect switches or routers to each other.

Most of us wouldn't be dealing with crossover cables unless we wanted to connect two computers to each other without a router or switch.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:17 PM
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I tried a standard patch cable and a crossover cable, just to see if they would work. Neither one did. I also called Garmin and asked the same question. They said a standard ethernet cable should work but, it doesn't. I don't know what the difference is but, the cable they supply you with (marine network cable) is different. No issues here, just wondering what the difference was.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:35 PM
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You must ground all Garmin items together if your using non garmin cables... They cannot be grounded to different buss bars...

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jtburf - 10/11/2008 6:35 PM

You must ground all Garmin items together if your using non garmin cables... They cannot be grounded to different buss bars...

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Aren't the different bus bars connected together?
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