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Old 04-01-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Can I Create a Home Network Using a Cross-Over Cable?

As the title says. I recently spent a lot of money on a new PC, so i don't fancy buying a load of network devices, and i don't know much about them anyway. Basically, i heard that you could connect 2 computers together using a cross-over cable, so i was wondering if i could do the following with my old PC, connected to my new PC (with the internet):

access the internet
access files on my new PC
transfer files to and from the PCs

Any help greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone know the cheapest way to get a cross-over cable. My friend told me that he could make one out of an Ethernet cable.
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:45 PM   #2
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yes you can.. just use ICS to share the internet and run the network utility to setup the workgroups for the two computers.
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That simple? Wow, thanks! D'you know the cheapest way to get a C-O Cable?
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five finger discount? or to be legit just make a cross over cable with an exsisting straight cable... if you dont know how .. check google for color codes. i dont know them off the top of my head.
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Thanks, i thought something like that. My old-man should be able to make me one. He got loads of cables.
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-white/orange
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-white/green
-blue
-white/blue
-green
-white/brown
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there you go make sure white/orange is in the furthers to right side of the rj45 clip (make sure the plasitc thing what releases it from network card is sticking up visa/versa if facing down.

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Wow, thanks, Grickey! My dad is thinking of making me one of them, so it's great he don't have to go read through his 'notes' again. Thanks again, mate!
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Yes you can join 2 pcs with a crossover cable.
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check this site....

http://www.johnscloset.net/wiring/crossover.html
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Wow, thank you, Chado! Awesome site, man. Many thanks, cause sadly, i still haven't got round to the CC cable.
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