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Me and my friend are trying to connect through the LAN port to game together. I have a known working LAN cable connected but both our PC's say there is no cable connected. I have tried shutting down my firewall (Commodo and XP) and still nothing.

I've never messed with LAN before, help!
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post #2 of 24
did you contacted lan wire to Switch?
its must be pc>switch>pc
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did you contacted lan wire to Switch?
its must be pc>switch>pc

No.

I just have it PC>lan cable>pc.

I have an extra wireless router, can I run the LAN through the ports on there?


*Please don't laugh at me...lol*


Edit: You sure it has to have a switch in b/w the PC's? I have connected two PC's directly with a LAN cable to transfer some data across.
Edited by repo_man - 6/29/08 at 6:07pm
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can I run the LAN through the ports on there?
yes you can
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can I run the LAN through the ports on there?
yes you can
Ok cool, but how can I just run them straight to the PC? PC>cable<PC?
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Ok cool, but how can I just run them straight to the PC? PC>cable<PC?
Either A) the cable between the 2 has to be a cross connect (the wires inside and ordered differently) or B) you must have auto sensing NIC cards in the PC's. The auto sensing NIC's will "rewire" themselves to work PC to PC with a straight-through cable.
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C) Go use a router

D) go use a switch/hub and set up static IP's.
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post #8 of 24
i don't think you can but i don't know
its just like that pc>switch>pc
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Ok cool, but how can I just run them straight to the PC? PC>cable<PC?
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C) Go use a router

D) go use a switch/hub and set up static IP's.
Erm... How exactly does using a router, switch, or hub fit the solution of "PC>cable<PC".... Maybe read before trying to correct me???
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Either A) the cable between the 2 has to be a cross connect (the wires inside and ordered differently) or B) you must have auto sensing NIC cards in the PC's. The auto sensing NIC's will "rewire" themselves to work PC to PC with a straight-through cable.
Well we're both using onboard LAN ports. It's actually both my sig rigs (Flip this and Phoenix)

I guess we'll just head to his house and grab the router or something. It's just frustrating me,lol.
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