Can a crossover cable be used as a normal cable too, when using with a router, switch,hub etc.
What situations may it not work in and are there other issues to be aware of when using crossover versus normal network cables?
Which implies that a crossover Ethernet cable can be used in place of a straight-through Ethernet cable with recent equipment.
Older Ethernet hubs and switches sometimes had a special "uplink" port or a "normal/uplink" button for this purpose,
I don't see these on recent equipment. I believe this is because they nowadays have Auto-MDIX and don't need special ports or buttons for crossover connections.