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December 17, 2013 5:30:04 AM

How to connect PC-PC directly with an ethernet cable..?

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a b G Storage
December 17, 2013 5:35:36 AM

You can, but it is a special version of the ethernet cable called a "crossover" cable.
It has the same number of conductors and the connectors look the same, but a pair of the conductors are "crossed over" to enable peer to peer connection.

Just go to a retailer's website and search for 'crossover cable' or a 'crossover adapter'.
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a c 120 G Storage
December 17, 2013 5:37:38 AM

Crossover is no longer an issue. All modern NICs have automatic detection, so you can use any cable type you like.

However, you will need to set both PCs to a fixed IP in the same subnet.
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a b G Storage
December 17, 2013 5:40:14 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Crossover is no longer an issue. All modern NICs have automatic detection, so you can use any cable type you like.

However, you will need to set both PCs to a fixed IP in the same subnet.


+1 Turns out your right, can't remember the last time i've had to do this but looking into it more Modern Network cards have automatic detection now. Hmmm you learn something new everyday....
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a c 120 G Storage
December 17, 2013 5:42:36 AM

Mandatory for GbE cards, IIRC (Wikipedia says there aren't even Rx/Tx pairs on Gigabit cards, it does them all simultaneously). It hasn't been a major issue since 100BASET came out, IIRC.
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December 17, 2013 5:56:48 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Crossover is no longer an issue. All modern NICs have automatic detection, so you can use any cable type you like.

However, you will need to set both PCs to a fixed IP in the same subnet.


What is "Modern NICs" ?
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a c 120 G Storage
December 17, 2013 6:03:12 PM

Modern meaning made in the last decade or so. NIC = Network Interface Controller, basically the ethernet chip.
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December 17, 2013 7:00:41 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Modern meaning made in the last decade or so. NIC = Network Interface Controller, basically the ethernet chip.


So you mean i have modern NIC in my pc.. so i can connect PC-PC with normal Ethernet cable ?
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December 17, 2013 7:08:22 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Yup.


How do i know my PC NIC ?
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a c 120 G Storage
December 17, 2013 7:11:24 PM

Was your PC made this millenium? Then its ethernet card will support it.
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