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Old 02-22-2002, 12:38 AM   #1
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Question connecting two PCs for file transfer via Ethernet cables

Hopefully a simple solution to my simple problem... my roomate has a CDRW on his comp, I do not... I want to connect our computers so i can burn some of my files onto CD because i want to reformat my HD... I dont have the right USB stuff but Ive heard its possible through ethernet... we have ethernet cables, i just need to know if theres any trick to it, or just plug and go? thanks in advance for any help.
Old 02-22-2002, 12:42 AM   #2
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To connect two computers ethernet ports, you need either two cables and a hub/switch or a "crossover" cable. A "straight through" cable, which most are, will not work. Most places that sell cables sell both kinds. Check the labels.
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You probably have conventional ethernet cables but they are not crossover cables?
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whats the difference with the crossover cables? different pin location? i have a few ethernet cables, can i just splice one? lol
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Cool whats the difference with the crossover cables

For a crossover cable the connection will be of the type

1 <-------------> 3
2 <-------------> 6
3 <-------------> 1
6 <-------------> 2

rest will be the same as a cat/5 cable.

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