When preparing a crossover conversion on a patch cable, do I prepare both sides or just one?
I decided to hook up my smart tv via cat5, instead of wireless. Buffering and signal problems just long overdue.
So in my arsenal I pulled out the longest cable I have. It's an old crossover cable I bought for my xbox.It's a 50 footer and wasn't long enough to reach my router... so I extended it with patch cable and fem/fem connector. Nope! I thought, Hmmm it's a crossover but extended with straight through, should be okay? I guess it didn't work, no connection. So I cut the end of the patch cable that was extending my crossover cable, and prepared a crossover, crimped a new fitting and I was in business. I had connection and smart tv worked (eg Netflix) with Wire Connection.
So a couple days later I'm having problems. Connectivity, no connectivity, on and off. So it begs the question. Why did it work, and why not now? The bigger question, should I have prepared both ends as a crossover? Yeah I'm a noob when it comes to hardware and networking. Thanks!
*where patch has one side converted to crossover.