Huh?? What you mean go from router to a computer???
Cause most of the router has a switch built in, which mean the connection is just like hub/switch to computer and that needs straight cable.
BUT dont confuse with the uplink port on the router. So if you use that uplink port to connect to a computer (its like you dividing the whole network into small division) then you will need a crossover cable.
hope that helps,
PS. also in future dont use the term normal for straight, i getting hard time to figure out that j/k. There are only 3 type for the cat5 cable: rollover, crossover and straight(thankx OSUmax for reminding me)
opps lol i forgot about rollover cable, but its only used for terminal the most to config router or switch so not practical use for general network.
Thankx for remind me
Oh, DDR-PIII if you plan to use a computer for a router, do you know what linux distro to use yet?? If you havent made up your mind, you can contact me for more info. I would be happy to help