Crossover cable still required?

Crassius

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Hello,

I want to directly connect two Win XP machines together to transfer large files.

Both have "Gigabit Ethernet".

Its been years since I last did this, and used to need a special cable called a crossover cable to accomplish this, but reading up to refresh my memory I believe I no longer need the special cable, but can use the cable that now connects my cable modem to my computer, as the Gigabit specification eliminates the need for a crossover cable.

Can you confirm?
 
Solution
Yes, a regular cable should work, but don't expect to see a gigabit connection; most people only see a 100 Mb connection unless they connect the two PCs though a gigabit switch.