Crossover Cables

EvilDoc

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
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?
 

armandocerna

macrumors regular
Sep 22, 2004
106
0
Chico, CA
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
 

jared_kipe

macrumors 68030
Dec 8, 2003
2,967
1
Seattle
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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