Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 1 decade ago

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?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best 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.

  • opp
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    The "patch" or without delay-via 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.

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