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Network Cable Question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cjbtaylor, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. cjbtaylor

    cjbtaylor Thread Starter

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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:
     
  2. wedor

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    A crossover cable.
     
  3. ntwrkr75

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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!
     
  4. patch-man

    patch-man

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    Search on google for cat 5 crossover cable. Should show you how to wire it.
     
  5. NetEngineer

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  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    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.
     
  7. cjbtaylor

    cjbtaylor Thread Starter

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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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