Manual override

If you require control over the MDI/MDI-X feature, you can set the switch to either of these non-default modes:
  • Manual MDI

  • Manual MDI-X

The table below shows the cabling requirements for the MDI/MDI-X settings.

Table 5: Cable types for auto and manual MDI/MDI-X settings


MDI/MDI-X device type

PC or other MDI device type

Switch, hub, or other MDI-X device

Manual MDI

Crossover cable

Straight-through cable

Manual MDI-X

Straight-through cable

Crossover cable

Auto-MDI-X (the default)

Either crossover or straight-through cable

The AutoMDIX features apply only to copper port switches using twisted-pair copper Ethernet cables.