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Thread: connect 2 PC's with normal UTP cable (not crossover)

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    is there any way to connect 2 PC's (the one with the internet connection with Win XP Pro, the laptop with XP home) to eachother with a normal UTP cable in stead of a crossover cable?

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    Well you could get cut the cable and join the colour-coded wires togther in the correct sequence by stripping them and twisting the copper conductors together...
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    lol

    yeah, i kinda figured that, however we would like to connect them w/o messing up the cable (we want to keep the cable as is, since we only need to connect them every once in a while this way, and normally as a normal UTP cable)
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  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    buy a crossover block - otherwise there is no way unless you have a hub/switch. some broadband routers have them in the back.

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    Even with a X-over block, you still need to buy another straight cable, so you may as well simply go out and buy a cross-over cable. A X-over cable will probably be about the same price as a X-over block in any case.
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    a cheap 2 port switch with 2 ethernet wires should link em up.
    both computers would need ethernet input though (PCI NICs are cheap anyways.)

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