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AUTO-MDIX NIC ?

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How can I find out if a PC' NIC is AUTO-MDIX capable?  Both by accessing the PC itself and reading PC suppliers specs.

I mainly want to find out if I can connect two machines without a switch or crossover cable.
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Im not too sure on exactly how you can look this up.

But as a rule of thumb, any gigabit network card supports Auto MDIX.

>...which is normal for Gigabit Ethernet
source: wiki

>Automatic MDI/MDI-X Configuration is specified as an optional feature in the 1000BASE-T standard
source: wiki

Although it is optional, as mentioned not entirely sure how to check this. The only possible place would be in the properties of the network interface

Hope this helps.

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Yeah, it was the references to this being a "normal" capability of 1000BASE-T in wiki that prompted my wondering.....

I will dig around in the NIC properties to see what I can find.

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Pardon my ignorance, but is it feasible to just plug then in and try?

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Not when they are not bought yet !! ;)

The 1000BASE-T ones I have access to are already setup in a network.

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Yea Id say the details are in the manufactures spec or within windows NIC properties.

I can understand your point.

>"Most modern computers now feature Auto-MDIX"
source: wiki

'Most' is a pretty grey term! :)
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