I'm wanting to directly connect two machines, both running Windows 7. I'm wondering whether I will need a cross-over cable for this or not. As I understand it, I will need one unless both machines support Auto-MDIX.
What I don't know is whether Auto-MDIX is a function of the NIC, the O/S, or both. Can anyone tell me in advance whether this will work without a cross-over cable?
I'm at work and the machines are at home. Just trying to determine whether I should buy a cross-over cable today in order to progress with my project tonight.