Crossover cable

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
cross-over cable

Networking cable that connects two computers or network devices directly to one another. When purchasing this cable, the packaging must indicate that it's a crossover cable for the required network interface; otherwise, it's likely a typical straight through cable. Often, crossover cables are used to connect two computers with network cards together without using a network hub, network router, or network switch.

Direct connection, Network terms, Rollover cable, Straight through cable