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 <>

> 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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