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Connect PC-PC with Ethernet cable

How to connect PC-PC directly with an ethernet cable..?
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  1. It has to be a crossover Ethernet cable. Here's a tutorial on how to do it:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Connect-Two-Computers-Together-with-an-Ethernet-Cable
  2. 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'.
  3. Best answer
    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.
  4. 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....
  5. 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.
  6. 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" ?
  7. Modern meaning made in the last decade or so. NIC = Network Interface Controller, basically the ethernet chip.
  8. 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 ?
  9. Yup.
  10. Someone Somewhere said:
    Yup.


    How do i know my PC NIC ?
  11. Was your PC made this millenium? Then its ethernet card will support it.
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