Stan Chan posted 16 Feb 2001
Gigabit cross-over cables
Could you share more insight on the topic of gigabit cross-over cables or point me in the right direction for sort of online documentation about it.|
I have asked the tech-supports from several sources including 3Com and BlackBox on it and have not gotten a definitive answer.
With Gigibit Ethernet, doesn't all pair have full-duplex bi-directional transmission? With that in mind, if the hardware, being the gigabit switch, which should have the controllers built in to manage the flow of data, would a regular 10/100Base cross-over cable be sufficient??
Any insight you might have on this topic would be greatly appreciate.
Thank you very much.
Roman Kitaev posted 19 Feb 2001
No, because of 4-pair transmission, normal 10/100-Base-T crossover cords will not work.
You will find information on 1000Base-T cross-over cord at this link:
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