[NTLK] Ethernet cables

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Thu May 3 14:43:23 EDT 2018

Thank you, Matthias. I'll keep it for awhile, then.

Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 11:22 AM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:

> 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
> >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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