DSL Modem to Router -> Patch or Crossover?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mikes63737, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    When we got out DSL modem, it came with a patch cable (not crossover) and it said it was for use with computers and "it was not possible to network it without their networking kit - only $99.95!!!!!" (which is a bunch of **** because it works fine).

    I'm wondering - aren't you supposed to use crossover cables when connecting modems/routers/switches together? It works, but I'm just curious.
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    You need the crossovers in computer-computer (no hub or router) connections; use straights for hub, router, network.
  3. mikes63737 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Ok. Silly me, I just made some crossovers a few minutes ago! Oh well, I'm still typing this, so obviously it still works! :)
  4. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Most good routers will auto-switch, so it shouldn't matter too much if you're using a patch or crossover cable

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