Node Man wrote: »
one tricky point is hubs and switches. they are considered alike and require a cross over cable (i think). do bridges and switches need cross over? i think they are similar.
MAC_Addy wrote: »
When studying use this theory - like devices use cross-over. For example, a like device would be router to router, switch to switch, PC to PC. Unlike devices use straight-thru. Example, unlike devices would be router to PC, switch to router, switch to PC.
iamme4eva wrote: »
I think of it like this - a typical network connection is PC -> Switch -> Router. These are all straight through connections.
Anything else would be a crossover - PC -> Router, or any like devices (switch -> switch, PC -> PC, router -> router, etc).
Like fivedollarcouch says though, in real life most devices are auto sensing so it's a bit of an outdated concept - still know it for the exam though!