Network Cable Question

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cjbtaylor

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I am running Xp Pro on my system and my dad has Xp Pro on his, At home i use a hub to transfer the signals. However I understand that you can network through the LAN connections using only a cable instead of using a hub as well. I assume it is still a network cable but maybe twisted ??

What is this cable called:confused:
 
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When using CAT5 UTP, you have three cable types

Straight-thru-----used two connect to different networking devices
(such as nic to switch)

Crossover-------used to connect two similar devices
(such as nic to nic)

Rollover----used to connect nic to console port on router/hub

Have fun!
 

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Originally posted by ntwrkr75:
When using CAT5 UTP, you have three cable types

Straight-thru-----used two connect to different networking devices
(such as nic to switch)

Crossover-------used to connect two similar devices
(such as nic to nic)

Rollover----used to connect nic to console port on router/hub

Have fun!
Actually, what you're calling a "rollover" cable, which I've never heard of, would just be a crossover cable. In truth, most hubs have a uplink port or switch to accommodate standard network cables.
 

cjbtaylor

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Many thanks to all who replied on this topic. I now know what i need to do

Cheers:D :D
 
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