Cables

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Andy, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    now ive got my network card, i was wondering what kinda cable im going to need to connect the two computers. i want to be able to head into the shop and ask for a '<cable name>' and have it handed to me.

    what do i need?

    the card is a '10/100 Ethernet Adapters' and the motherboard connection is the same as on the card.
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    direct connect or do you have a hub??
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    If you have a switch, hub or router then you need a straight-through cable. If its strictly computer to computer then you need a crossover cable.
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    walk in the shop and say

    " i have come for a crossover cable to link my pooters together with my 2 10/100 ethernet cards please "

    anything over £5, give him a funny look and say im not paying that much there £1.99 online ;).
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    its a direction connection, p2p.