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Network Cabling

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bill142, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. bill142

    bill142 Thread Starter

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    Im about to run a cable from one room to another. The network will only have 2 computers and i already have them in a one room connected and talking to each other. When i run my cable will i have to use a straight through cable or crossover cable between the 2 wall plates or can i just use one crossover cable between a computer and wall plate and straight through cabling the rest of the way??
     
  2. Nothingface

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    I'm a bit confused..but i'll give it a shot. i think you want to hook up 2 cables so it makes it like 1 long cable. if you want 2 cables, they must be crossover.
     
  3. grybeard22

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    Hi there bill
    you have to use a crossover cable to make the extension because your not using a hub or a router.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    FWIW, I'd run 1:1 cabling in the walls, and only use the cross-over where needed. If you decide to add a hub or router on one end, the requirements for a cross-over cable would disappear, and if it's in the wall, you'll have to use another non-standard cable to make it right.
     
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