CCENT, cable question

boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 378Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Officially what is the test going to want me to know about crossover, rollover and straight through cables?

On a switch to switch cable am I going to need to use a crossover cable or has the test been update with the new MDX modules that auto detect cable standards?
Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.

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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    No one can tell you what is going to be on the test. Learn the objectives and you'll be good to go!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 378Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    meh, fine lol
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
  • dontstopdontstop Posts: 566Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    The assume is that MDIX will not exist on every device so don't rely on it.

    How I remember it:

    PC Type devices:
    Routers
    Computers
    Access Points

    Networking Devices:
    Switch
    Hub

    * Straight Through between devices in different groups
    * Crossover between devices in same group

    Even easier to remember is that Switch/Hub are the same and everything else is different.
  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 378Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    so everything else has to use a cross over cable to connect unless it's to a switch then you use a straight through, well that's an easy way to remember it.. I should know this from the Net+ but it's a good review

    thanks appreciate it
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
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