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cabling question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by p4kelvinthip, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. p4kelvinthip

    p4kelvinthip Thread Starter

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    hi !
    i am new here, and also to the whole networking..

    so i might ask some stupid question ....plz bare with me .

    well now to the questions, i read in lot of web sites that, if you connect 1 computer directly to a dsl/router, you have to use a ethernet crossover cable.
    And if you want to connect the router to a hub, you have to use a ethernet straight through cable.....is it just a recommendation?? wouldnt it work if i use either of the cables??...

    and finally if i wanted to connect the router to the hub, what cables do i have to use to connect hub and computers..
     
  2. play1998

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    ok no no no to connect from a modem to a computer you use a straight through cable, now from a computer to computer you will use a crossover, from a router to a computer is straight through from a router to a hub is crossover if they don't have uplink if they do then it could be straight through.
     
  3. p4kelvinthip

    p4kelvinthip Thread Starter

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    oh true !!....thankx al lot ....
    looks like i got all that wrong hehe..
     
  4. peptobismal

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    yeah and then a router to router is a rollover
     
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