Connect Two Laptops on a LAN via Ethernet cable

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JasonCrenshaw

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Is it possible to use an Ethernet cable to connect two laptops together for the purpose of playing LAN games?
I have an Acer Aspire 1640Z amd my friend has an Acer Aspire 1640. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jason Crenshaw
 
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Yes, but you need a crossover cable, or you need to use a hub/switch/router with two cables.
 

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If either of the machines have a gigabit connection, the ports are auto-MDX, and you can use a standard Ethernet patch cable.
 
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