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I got a simple question, I need to connect my DVR to my internet, and I just need to know whether I would need a Crossover or Straight-Through cable. It's for my parents and if I get the wrong one, no big deal, but if they get the wrong the one they will just get frustrated.

I think I'll need a straight-through I just want to be doubly sure.
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Straight through is fine.
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for easy to remember, straight through is for different devices and crossover is for same devices.
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Straight-through/patch.

^ pretty much the above.
Also, the vast majority of consumer routers manufactured in the last few years support auto MDI/MDIX to alleviate any sort of crossover requirement. NICs also implement this technology.
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Originally Posted by Thedark1337 View Post
for easy to remember, straight through is for different devices and crossover is for same devices.
exactly that.

Sometimes I hate playing "technician" for friends and family.
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