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    Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    I'm missing the connecting cable from the fiery to the c651, will a crossover cable work? or will I have to pony up for a new cable...

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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    Try it, nothing to lose! I'm not sure if the NIC's in the Fiery are auto switching so a straight through cable may also work.
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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    I believe the cable is indeed a crossover cable. I have never tried a straight cable. Easy enough to remedy with a crimper and a cable end.

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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    I’m about 100% sure it’s a crossover.

    Try it, if it works, you may want to pony up and get a Cat 6 grade crossover. That’s what the original was.

    The specs are much better on a Cat 6 compared to Cat 5. I highly doubt that there is any correction (or tolerance) between the Fiery and the copier.
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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    Quote Originally Posted by KenB View Post
    Iím about 100% sure itís a crossover.

    Try it, if it works, you may want to pony up and get a Cat 6 grade crossover. Thatís what the original was.

    The specs are much better on a Cat 6 compared to Cat 5. I highly doubt that there is any correction (or tolerance) between the Fiery and the copier.
    The connection between the main frame and Fiery is 1GB. Cat 5 was developed for 10/100MB. Pre-made Cat 6 cable would be best.

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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    Any Cat 5e cable will do . Doesnt have to be a crossover

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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    Connect interface cables:
    ē Network straight-through cable to the upper RJ-45 port
    on the E-41 back panel and customer network.
    ē Ethernet crossover cable to the lower RJ-45 port on the
    E-41 back panel and the Gigabit Ethernet connector on
    the copier/printer.
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    Re: Pro c651ex with fiery e-41a controller

    I just checked the product support guide for the Fiery.

    Not only is it a crossover, but the original was 39.3 feet (or 12 meters) long.

    While that seems overly lengthy, and most likely is in almost all cases, keep in mind that you may need that length as this is a production machine, and it can grow quite large if enough of the available options are added.

    While the PSG does not mention Cat6, it would be suicide to use Cat5, as it is a true Gigabit connection. I would think it would cause weird printing issues that would manifest themselves in all kinds of cute and creative ways. As I mentioned before, there is near if not zero error correction or tolerance, as there would be in a “normal” network.
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