What is the difference between straight cable and crossover cable?

March 13, 2015

Describing difference between crossover cable and straight cable is one of the starting topics covered in basic networking courses especially CCNA or A+. Through this post, I intend to make this concept super easy for all of you.

  • To connect devices with same functionality, we use crossover cable
  • To connect devices with different functionality, we use straight cable

This “functionality” word is the key here as it explains how PC is connected with router using Crossover cable and not straight cable since functionality of both PC and router are same.

If you still have query, fire away in comment section and I will answer your questions.