Crossover and Crosswired cable

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Westside, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Westside
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    Westside Sogdiana

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    I went to factorydirect.ca and found some cheap "cross wired" cable, what I'm looking for is a cable to link computers without any router in between, my friend told me it was crossover cable. Are these two the same thing? Thanks.
     
  2. FAST6191

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    It think it a matter of who you speak to really, crossover is by far and away the most common while I have seen the latter used as well (it seems to be more intended for serial and parallel methods rather than "network" cable).

    This being said modern stuff can do with a bog standard network cable as it should have automatic crossover or whatever the company decides to call it.

    Crossover is not that hard to bodge a crossover cable either if you really need it:
    http://www.homenethelp.com/web/explain/abo...t-crossover.asp