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    Question Networking 2 computers

    when networking 2 computers do i need a hub?
    also where is the best place to buy networking equipment
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    you can join 2 PC's with a Cat 5 Crossover cable, but its much easier with a hub/switch and allows for more PC's to be added.
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    could i plug a Cat 5 Crossover cable into a hub if i brought one at a later date or would this not work?
    sorry i know nothing about this
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    It would work if the hub had a port designed for it. Namely an uplink port on many hubs. Otherwise you'll need to use straight UTP cable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    you can join 2 PC's with a Cat 5 Crossover cable,..
    That what i've done, you dont need a hub (not point) - cant see how it makes it easyer :S - just run a x-over cable from one NIC (network interface card) to the other

    - also maplin (and other places) do a "x-over adaapter" which you can plug in to make a std cable x-over

    ie
    PC1 |----------stock cable------------|Xover addapter| PC2

    - also i think it can but used the "uncross" an x-over cable

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