[NTLK] Ethernet cables

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Thu May 3 14:22:05 EDT 2018

My experience is that modern Macs are forgiving and just switch polarity in the hardware. Windows PCs OTOH seem to refuse to link if there is no hub or smart switch, no matter if cross over or straight cable.

On May 3, 2018 8:00:55 PM GMT+02:00, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
>Due to the highly knowledgeable people on this list, I figured I'd get
>answer here fastest. As I'm packing up for a move, I was bagging &
>the various cables I had stuck in the back of some drawers. I came
>an Ethernet CAT-5 Crossover cable and was wondering if x-over cables
>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
>and on?) no longer required the use of a x-over cable between two Macs
>was wondering if you could still use one between newer Macs that have
>Ethernet ports?
>Dennis B. Swaney
>"I think, therefore I Mac"

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