Will crossover cable work ?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Farcry, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Farcry Guest

    Hello I plan to set up a simple network for two computers going to buy a net
    gear cable router I already have a crossover network cable that will reach
    the router from my second pc will that work or do I need to buy a straight
    cable ?

    Farcry, Oct 13, 2008
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    deKay Guest

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    2008 07:56:01 GMT, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
    uk.comp.home-networking, yawatina tan reek esk "Farcry"
    Ideally a straight through, but you'll probably find your router will
    auto-detect and work anyway.

    deKay, Oct 13, 2008
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Most modern kit has auto MDI/MDI-X which detects the cable type and
    deals with it accordingly, so try it with an existing cable before you
    buy another.
    Rob Morley, Nov 18, 2008
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    Bernard Peek Guest

    Many routers and switches have an uplink socket or a standard socket
    with a switch to convert it into uplink mode. If you plug the crossover
    cable into an uplink socket it should work.
    Bernard Peek, Nov 18, 2008
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