[NTLK] Ethernet cables

Aaron Brigati abrigati at gmail.com
Thu May 3 14:27:23 EDT 2018

You can still use a crossover cable, even though they're not required. 

I haven't actually used one in ages. Years ago before home networks were common they got a lot of use, but most people have a router these days.

> On May 3, 2018, at 14:00, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> Due to the highly knowledgeable people on this list, I figured I'd get an
> answer here fastest. As I'm packing up for a move, I was bagging & labeling
> the various cables I had stuck in the back of some drawers. I came across
> an Ethernet CAT-5 Crossover cable and was wondering if x-over cables are
> still used nowadays. IIRC, I had used this cable to connect two Macs
> together before the advent of WiFi. I also remember that the later Macs (G4
> and on?) no longer required the use of a x-over cable between two Macs but
> was wondering if you could still use one between newer Macs that have
> Ethernet ports?
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "I think, therefore I Mac"
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