One particular type of cabling issue is the one in which the Transmit and the Receive pairs of a cable are inversed so the TX sides are connected to each other and the RX sides are connected to each other (as opposed to the correct way of connecting TX to RX).
In an Ethernet environment, this can lead to a straight-through cable being transformed into a crossover cable, and vice versa. This scenario is easy to identify and might not be an issue if the devices can automatically detect and correct this. This functionality is called auto-sensing or . . .
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