If you are connected to an uplink port there is no need for a crossover cable. The port is capable of MDI/MDI-X. If you connect to like devices together you need a crossover cable. Most modern networking devices are auto-sensing and will detect the proper polarity regardless of which cable you use.
Dig deeper on LANs (Local Area Networks)
Related Q&A from Michael Gregg
Enterprise security expert, Michael Gregg answers a question regarding port 3389 issues when a user tries to open port 3389 RDP on their router to ...continue reading
Security expert Michael Gregg notes the risks to enteprise security that mobile devices may cause.continue reading
Expert Michael Gregg answers a reader question about Snort and the interfaces it uses.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.