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connecting 2 workstations

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Murkydok, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. Murkydok

    Murkydok Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2001
    Is it possible to connect 2 workstations using a patch cord (flipped or unflipped)? My hub is out of space and I need to connect another server to the lan. I have 2 fiber cards (10baset), will they do the trick?
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    Fiber isn't 10BT and yes you can connect two together with a crossover cable. You won't be able to see the rest of the network tho.
  3. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    Your best bet is a cheap hub or switch.

    I put a little linksys switch at my workstation and ran an uplink from one of our superstacks. Runs fine and gives me extra ports to hook PC's to the network so I can work on them from my desk.

    The only way I know of to be able to use the new server set up that way would be make it a standalone and set your old server up for IP forwarding which is going to take up more resources since it will basically be acting as a router to a machine on a different network.


    Really, the easiest way would be to get a small hub or switch. That would also give you a couple extra ports down the road.
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