But it was what you asked for:
I won't try to help you again.Imperf3kt wrote: Is it possible to point out the particular law or reason they were locked off for in the first place?
It doesn't matter. A crossover cable will still work, in the absence of other problems. That's what autosensing does.
If you buy a converter, make sure it uses 3V3, not 5V0. Getting that wrong will probably damage your Pi.