an Ethernet cable that has a pair of wires that pass straight through the cable on each end
A cable with wires that have terminating ends with the same wire assignments.
A type of cable that facilitates network communications. An Ethernet cable comes in a couple of flavors. There is twisted pair, and coax Ethernet cables. Each of these allow data to travel at 10Mbit per second. Unlike the Crossover cable, straight-through cable has the same order of pin contacts on each end-plug of the cable.
An Ethernet cable with both ends of the cable having the same standard pin-out pattern.
An Ethernet cable (i.e. Cat 5, Cat 5e, or Cat 6) that has both ends pinned in the same way, that's according to either EIA/TIA-568A or the other 568B. The order of the 4 wires (out of the cable's 8 wires) is the same at both ends of the cable. Only wires/pins 1, 2, 3, and 6 are used for transmit and receive. Straight-through cable is used to connect a computer to a hub or a switch and to connect one hub to another if each hub has a built-in uplink port. Also see Cat 5 cable. Compare with crossover cable.
Type of Ethernet cable that connects a host to a switch, a host to a hub, or router to a switch or hub. See also crossover cable
A straight-through cable has its wires connected to the same pins at both ends (including the transmit and receive wires). For a connection between two devices to work, the receiver of one device must be connected to the transmitter of the other. Therefore, when connecting an Normal (MDI-X) port to an Uplink (MDI) port, a straight-through cable must be used. Straight-through cable is the most common type of off-the-shelf cable available for networking. Also see MDI/MDI-X Port