What's the difference between a crossover cable and a patch lead?
And can I use a crossover cable to connect a PC straight to a router? Or am I required to buy a patch lead?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
The difference between a crossover cable and a patch/straight-thru cable is the orientation of the cables inside the cable. If it is a consumer grade router(i.e. linksys, belkin, etc.) then you can use a patch cable to connect to one of the lan ports.
- oppLv 43 years ago
The "patch" or without delay-via cable....it is the norm for an ethernet cable. Crossover cables are for quickly connecting a working laptop or laptop to a distinctive laptop. And the adaptation is interior the wiring.