|There are a few types of data transfer cables. Do you mean using the network adapters or other such as usb or com ports?|
If you mean the network almost all newer computers can correct for the cable used. Two basic types are cross over and patch. To be old time correct a computer to computer needs a cross over but not now normally.They do sometimes have to be turned off to correct for cable. If you have a hub or switch then common patch cables can be used.
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