I was going through some A+ practice exams when I came across this question:
In modern Ethernet networks, A twisted-pair copper cable terminated according to the TIA/EIA-568A standard on one end and TIA/EIA-568B standard on the opposite end forms a:
- Crossover cable
- Straight-through cable
- Patch cable
- None of the above
I answered Crossover cable and was baffled to find that it was incorrect and the correct answer was none of the above.
The only reasoning I can find is that "modern" network devices support Auto MDI-X which would mean the cable used does not matter. However, the phrasing of the question still makes me think crossover cable. Am I missing something here or is this answer invalid?