Crossover Cables

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EvilDoc, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that with new macs you dont need a crossover cable., but iam trying to connect it to a Dell Laptop. Does it matter if the dell wont "crossover" the cables of a normal ethernet cable?
    Does that makes sense?
     
  2. armandocerna macrumors regular

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    I think it will probably work because the way a cross over cable is made it's just a normal ethernet cable crossed at ONE end. So it makes sense that if the mac crosses it that it will work good. I think I remember actually doing this once. Should be no problem
     
  3. EvilDoc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the info ill try it once i get home..
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Yes, modern macs ethernet ports are auto sensing, and will thus work with whatever cable you use to connect to another computer.
     

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