|The answer is it depends on the switch you get.|
Many switches are auto-sensing - they can accept wither strait through or cross-over cables and will work accordinly.
My switch has a "shared" port. There is a #1 port and an uplink port. I can connect the switch to my router with a strait through cable to the uplink port or I can use a cros-over cable to any of the regular ports. However I cannot use port #1 and the crossover port.
In the worst case scenario you try using a strait through cable and it doesn't work. Then just go get a cross over cable if you don't have one.