Crossover cable

Posted on 2014-04-19
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Last Modified: 2014-04-19

I was checking a client's network and discovered that two switches had been connected using a crossover cable

I assume that the switches must have compensated for this because the workstations at one end could access the server at  another.

Thoughts, opinions ?

Question by:Yann Shukor
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by:Dan Craciun
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Most modern switches will auto detect the type of cable and work the same with a straight or crossover cable.

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rindi earned 500 total points
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Older switches, when daisychained, needed crossover cables. On most newer switches on the other hand, as mentioned above, you can use either, crossover or normal patch cables.
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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older switches required crossover catble in order to connect / uplink.
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Sajid Shaik M earned 500 total points
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actually the earlier concept was...

Data terminal equipment (DTE) to DTE

Data Circuit equipment (DCE) to DCE  

same like devices will communicate with cross over cable...

bud now a days the mechanism of lan card will auto negotiate with this...  that means u can connect either straight or cross over cable it'll not make any difference...

all the best

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