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post #11 of 21
Onboard is not a problem. And if you are going to be using a decent amount of cable, then you could buy a kit and make your own. Trust me, I did, and it really comes in handy sometimes.
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Originally Posted by bhstech
Onboard is not a problem. And if you are going to be using a decent amount of cable, then you could buy a kit and make your own. Trust me, I did, and it really comes in handy sometimes.
Dunno. I doubt it would be worth the hassle. I might look into this though, thanx m8!

in the case that were to use networking cable, i wouldnt need to use a switch would I...When would i need to?
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Then only difference between a regular network cable and a crossover cable is that some of the wires are crossed. I have never actually made a crossover cable, so I would have to look up which ones are crossed. Anyway, you wouldn't have to use a switch as long as you use a crossover setup like farmboy said.
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post #14 of 21
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Then only difference between a regular network cable and a crossover cable is that some of the wires are crossed. I have never actually made a crossover cable, so I would have to look up which ones are crossed. Anyway, you wouldn't have to use a switch as long as you use a crossover setup like farmboy said.
What is the physical difference between the two? Is it like, on one side of it, the wires might be ordered 1,2,3,4,5,6, adn on the other side, there might be a slight variation like 1,2,4,3,5,6.?

Can you BUY these crossover cables?And am i understanding right? if i DONT use these 'Crossover cables' ill have to buy a switch?

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What is the physical difference between the two? Is it like, on one side of it, the wires might be ordered 1,2,3,4,5,6, adn on the other side, there might be a slight variation like 1,2,4,3,5,6.?

Can you BUY these crossover cables?And am i understanding right? if i DONT use these 'Crossover cables' ill have to buy a switch?

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Yes you are correct about both. The difference is exactly like you thought on the crossover cable. There is simply a different order of the wires on one end. And you can buy crossover cables.
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post #16 of 21
If you already have broadband then i would just break down and buy a router so they both can be online at the same time. if you dont then what farmboy suggested and all the info following that is right on the money.
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post #17 of 21
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If you already have broadband then i would just break down and buy a router so they both can be online at the same time. if you dont then what farmboy suggested and all the info following that is right on the money.
nah im stuck with this POS dial up connectio nfor at least another year or so, because my mum wants to move house soon, and doesnt wanna waste 100+ $ on a connection fee, nad then re paying it when we move.

Thanks alot all for the help. I think ive made my decision. My first ever network.

btw. If i were to bring another computer into the equation, i would then need a switch?
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post #18 of 21
yeah after two you need a hub or switch
they are really only like $15...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817111009
that one isnt the absolute cheapest either
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post #19 of 21
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They after two you need a hub or switch
they are really only like $15...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817111009
that one isnt the absolute cheapest either
Great. Thanx alot PaulB REPs givenout!
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post #20 of 21
Well you actually can connect more than two computer if you had more network cards, but it would be much easier to get a hub after two computers.
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