I have a small 4 PC network at home. I only have an old 10mps HUB (boca) and I'm needing more speed. (backing up large files from one PC to the other) So, I was going to make a crossover cable between 2 and just do it that way. Instead of making one, I wanted a converter for a standard straight through cable. I took a modular inline RJ45 connector and crossed the pinout (1-3, 2-6). I get a link light, and, if I put this connector on a crossover cable, and connect from computer to HUB, it works. (so the connector does convert back). Anyways, said all this just to make sure you approve of the connector. (never heard of doing this before)
I've never used a crossover cable, and I'm not quite sure how to set it up. I connected it between 2 computers, set IPs to 192.168.0.x, cold booted, and it doesn't work. Can't see either computer, if I ping, I get a 50-100% packet loss? I've tried other cables that do work on my current network (from PC to HUB). All this is on my little modular connector... could that be a problem? I do get 100mps link (running Win2000 on one, and Win98SE on the other)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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