When should i use a patch cable or cross over cable ( x over cable)

A patch cable is used for connecting a network infrastructure device such as a switch, hub or router to a non network infrastructure device like an IP camera, computer or printer.

A cross over cable is used when connecting a non network infrastructure device to another non network infrastructure device such as an IP camera directly to a Laptop or a Laptop to Laptop or an infrastructure device to another such as a network switch to another network switch.

 

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