Originally Posted by Yportne
Thanks for the idea chris, is there a way to check if a computer will accept crossover or not without making a new cable?
Usually cards are advertised as one or another, however this marking can be very hard to find. Sometimes it also lies, and sometimes the equipment on the other end can cause problems detecting the cable type (like, all the equipment im in charge of...)
I'd recommending going out and purchasing a cable for the whole 3$ or so that they cost. You can also make your own "crossover" boxes which will change the cable type.