Archived - Gigabit Ethernet: No Crossover Cable Required

This document discusses when an Ethernet crossover cable is necessary with gigabit Ethernet capable computers.

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.

Connecting a gigabit Ethernet capable computer to any other computer using Ethernet can be accomplished with a standard four pair category 5 or better Ethernet cable. No crossover cable is necessary.


Gigabit Ethernet capable computers include:

  • Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)
  • Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver)
  • Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002)
  • PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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