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Transfer files using a direct Ethernet connection
Authored by: RobLewis on Apr 16, '09 08:24:40AM

Do all newer Ethernet ports eliminate the need for crossover cables?

Used to be that when connecting two computers (as opposed to a computer and a router or switch), you had to use a special crossover cable. Then ports started getting smart and auto-detecting the type of connection and adjusting accordingly.

Is this auto-detection now universal?



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Transfer files using a direct Ethernet connection
Authored by: gadgeto on Apr 16, '09 12:21:00PM

Just from memory. This is a feature defined for GigEthernet.

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Transfer files using a direct Ethernet connection
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Apr 17, '09 09:25:05AM

The Apple Knowledge Base document detailing which devices require a crossover cable can be seen here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2274.



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