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Cannot understand lan cable type

  1. Aug 24, 2011 #1
    i have dsl connection in my home the wire that is used to connect my pc with router is yellow colouerd lan cable now i have learned that straight wire lan cable is used to connect a router and pc but i connected two laptops using this cable without any switch and router and it workedBUT HOW? two laptops can only be connected directly using crossover lan cable now i donot understand this please help
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  3. Aug 24, 2011 #2
  4. Aug 26, 2011 #3
    thanks i didn't have the slightest clue about MDI
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