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September 7, 2013 6:27:29 AM

hello,i am new here and this is my first post. i need help in connecting some pc`s i want to play some games by creating a LAN network i was able to connect my desktop with my laptop using a dual faced crossover Ethernet cable and creating a local area network and it worked but i want to know that i have a desktop Ethernet switch and if i purchase extra crossover cables and connect them with the switch and other end to a pc will they be able to work?

simply i want to connect 4 or 5 pc`s and play games over the lan network can i connect them using a desktop ethernet switch and will it work?thank you and please reply

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September 7, 2013 6:38:56 AM

You don't want cross over cables for connecting to a switch, they are for connecting 2 computers together. All computers will have to be assigned IP addresses manually unless you are connecting the switch to a router.
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September 7, 2013 7:02:35 AM

bumnut53 said:
You don't want cross over cables for connecting to a switch, they are for connecting 2 computers together. All computers will have to be assigned IP addresses manually unless you are connecting the switch to a router.


.i manually assigned ip addresses in both the pc`s wont it work for more by using a switch?in no please tell any other way of connecting the pc`s please reply
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September 8, 2013 5:32:12 AM

Sparkie117 said:
hello,i am new here and this is my first post. i need help in connecting some pc`s i want to play some games by creating a LAN network i was able to connect my desktop with my laptop using a dual faced crossover Ethernet cable and creating a local area network and it worked but i want to know that i have a desktop Ethernet switch and if i purchase extra crossover cables and connect them with the switch and other end to a pc will they be able to work?

simply i want to connect 4 or 5 pc`s and play games over the lan network can i connect them using a desktop ethernet switch and will it work?thank you and please reply


Yes it will work if you manually assign. Its automatic with a router so it is easier to manage
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