How can I connect two PC using CAT-5 cable?

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  • How can I connect two PC using CAT-5 cable?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 00:00
The cross-wire cable is so that both systems can talk at the same time, if you don't do this it is like a one way system, if one is sending the other can only receive, if you try sending from the other this will cause a cross talk error and the entire system will break down and stop communicating.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 00:16
It used to be necessary to have a crossover cable if you did not use a hub or a switch. Nowadays, though, the network cards are able to detect whether they need to reverse the connections internally - as if by magic. So you can often just use an ordinary cable. See the paragraph about Automatic Crossover in the link:
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 05:04
You can use a switch like a 5-port linksys and two normal patch cables You can use a crossover cable Just buy either one. It's cheaper. A crossover cable is just the ends switched on a 568B pattern. All patch/crossover cables just use pins 1,3,6,7. The computers both have to have the same network address. You can use: and Subnet: Gateway: Can leave blank or just use DNS: You can leave blank If you have a wirelss router and the PC's have wireless, then nothing else is needed. If you have an ISP modem with additional Ethernet ports, nothing else is needed If you have a firewall/router with additional Ethernet ports, nothing else is needed. You can just patch in to either scenario above.
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 13:31
You probably have at least one computer that can perform the crossover function right in the network interface card (NIC). Good. If it works for file sharing, it should work for gaming. Kick-axe fast, too! :-)

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