|Color is not relative to whether a cable is "straight through" or a "crossover". How the wires are oriented inside the RJ45 ends is what counts.|
Check the links SAIF posted and compare your cables. If both ends are A or B, then it's a straight through (patch) cable. If one end is A and the other B, then it's a crossover.
Crossover cables are necessary only when connecting like devices (ie: computer to computer or switch to switch)
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.