Just one idea.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 3/21/13 1:19 PM

In Reply to: Mac tcp/ip networking by BajaBrewer

I've seen IT staffers lose days over crossover cables. This is why we got rid of them. With most switched hubs today having AUTO MDIX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_Dependent_Interface we never allow the IT staffer to lose days over something like this.

Once in a while you find some one that insists that a crossover is the solution and you let them stew.
Bob