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Can you use a Cat 6 Ethernet crossover on a 100 Mb ethernet port


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#1 kingneil

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 04:48 AM

Cat 6 supports up to 10 Gb speed.

 

My current Ethernet port is 10/100, i.e. 100 Mb max speed

 

If I used a Cat 6 crossover cable, would it be compatible..? 

 

Or should I use a Cat 5e crossover cable..?

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 05:18 AM

Should be compatible as long as the port is auto-duplex sensing.



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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:06 AM

It depends on what two devices your connecting and if they actually require a cross over cable and or have auto-negotiation. The link will operate at the lowest negotiated speed and change from cross-over to straight through if the crossover cable is not needed.  


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