A 100BASE-TX PC interface sends out its frames on pins 1,2 and receives frames on pins 3,6. If we connect this PC's NIC with that of another PC we cannot use a straightout cable, because the frames sent by the first PC would arrive on pins 1,2 of the second PC, which can only trasmit, not receive. In this case we clearly need a crossover cable or auto-mdix.
Now if we have a PC with a 1000BASE-T NIC, frames can be sent out and received on any of four cable pairs. If we connect this PC to another 1000BASE-T PC and the first one sends a message out of pins 1,2 then the second PC may use its 1,2 pair to receive the message. The way I see it, no crossover is necessary.
Where am I going wrong?