There appear to be two methods, crossover and straight. How do I decide which way to wire?
I have got a patch panel which will connect to my modem/router using .3m patch cables purchased from cablesdirect.
What is the standard wiring in ethernet sockets on computers/routers etc, crossover or straight?
The patch panel will have 5-6 cat5e cables coming in to it from around the house. I have not wired any plugs on the other end of the cat5e cable yet either but have some sockets and faceplates ready to go.