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  • Crossover Network Cable as Regular Patch Cable

    I currently have a crossover cable plugged into an hp dl360G6, the other end is in a cisco 3750, the windows network card properties are representing 1gb connection and it;s accessible on the network. I was under the assumption that a crossover cable could not work in this way, it;s acting like a regular patch cable. Is the line mislabeled?

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    Re: Crossover Network Cable as Regular Patch Cable

    The 3750 does Auto MDIX so it will sense the cable type and adjust appropriately. With that being said I would switch it out with a straight thru cable.
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      Re: Crossover Network Cable as Regular Patch Cable

      Most modern network gear these days will sense the cable configuration. I find that the need for cross-over cables is almost non-existent. I agree that you should replace this cable, just to maintain a standard. In the event that you use this cable somewhere else where it isnt supported, or you switch out network gear, you may have unnecessary troubleshooting.
      JM @ IT Training & Consulting
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