Which switches can not auto detect cross-over or straight-through?

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Oct 21st, 2008
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I was wondering which switch platforms have to use cross-over cables when switch-switch connections are made. Didn't find Cisco documentations about it.


I know newer Ethernet modules on 6500 can adjust the pins if the connection is directly to another switch port via a straight-through cable. So cross-over cable is not must to have.


Thanks a lot

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sirdudesly Tue, 10/21/2008 - 06:09
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Most of the fairly new switches will do automatic crossover when required, I cant' remember but from memory most of the switches running IOS (not CATos) will do it.

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