Originally Posted by ~Darkseeker~
Make sure that you use a 568A/Crossover cable not a regular 568B/Straight through cable. Host-to-Host communication only works with a Crossover.
568A and 568B is basically the ordering of the pairs in the RJ45, (not a cable itself, as described in quote above) the only difference between 568A and 568B are that pairs 2 and 3 are swapped. However, you are correct a crossover cable is required - the crossover cable would be crimped with 568A on 1 end and 568B on the other.
Hope this clarifies.