https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-dependent_interface#Auto_MDI-X

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 1:47 PM, Russell Senior <russ...@personaltelco.net>
wrote:

> Cross-over cables are an obsolete concept, since the last decade or more.
> Any modern NIC (or switch) will do Auto-MDX to automatically resolve
> transmit-receive coordination.
>
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 1:09 PM, Rich Shepard <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 17 Mar 2018, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>
>> I already tried it with the new desktop, following all the advice from
>>> Ubuntu and other places online, and again I have failed. I always have my
>>> laptop with me at the Clinic, so I'm wondering - if I bring the new
>>> desktop would we be able to connect it to the laptop via Free Geek's
>>> network, or otherwise, so that with the sage advice of those more clever
>>> than me I can finally get each computer to see and work with files on the
>>> other computer?
>>>
>>
>> John,
>>
>>   I might be there. If so, I'll bring a cross-over cable (the orange
>> ones).
>> That allows direct connections between two hosts.
>>
>> Rich
>>
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