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Peer to Peer Cable Question
wld Apr-01-01 09:25 PM
Objective - Connect two (2) windows 98 SE computers using peer to peer with no hub.

I have:

Installed both nic cards in each computer.
Ran a Cat 5 cable from one room to another and put both ends on as 568A. (Straight)

Question - I know I have to have a crossover cable. Now, since the wall to to wall cable is a straight cable (568a), do I have to have both wall to computer cables as crossover, or just one?

Any help on this would be appreciated.

1. RE: Peer to Peer Cable Question
lbyard Apr-02-01 03:32 PM
In response to message 0
It only has to crossover once. If you have jacks at both ends, use a crossover at one end and straight –thru at the other end. See the top of http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable5.htm and imagine the two diagrams joined together at adjacent ends and a straight-thru connecting the left end to a PC. TX+ has to go to RX+, etc. Larry

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