Using a crossover cable to access a cisco device
Cisco devices are usually accessed using a console cable, with one end attached to the cisco device (router, switch, pix firewall, etc.), using an ethernet connection (RJ-45 connector), and the other end attached to a laptop, using a serial connection. Someone once told me that a crossover cable, with both ends being ethernet (RJ-45 connectors), can be used to access a cisco device connected to a laptop. I've never heard of this before. Does anyone know if this is true? And if so, do you still use a terminal emulator, or do you access it using another method?