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Networking I was wondering if i use a Ethernet crossover cable to connect two computers. What will i be able to access and is it dangerous with the Internet on one of the computers?

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You will be able to access the other computer and visa versa if you have the computers set to share everything which I would not. Also if you are using a wireless router there are security settings for it that can help you be secure with your network. And yes if you do not have the computers secured it would be unwise to have that setup.

Hopes this helps you

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I want to network two pc with windows xp using crossover cable,, how do i do it step by step pls.


Connect two computers using a crossover cable
If you need to connect two computers but you don't have access to a network and can't set up an ad hoc network, you can use an Ethernet crossover cable to create a direct cable connection.
Generally speaking, a crossover cable is constructed by reversing ("crossing over") the order of the wires inside so that it can connect two computers directly. A crossover cable looks almost exactly like a regular Ethernet cable (a "straight-through" cable), so make sure you have a crossover cable before following these steps.
Before buying a crossover cable, check your network adapter. Some newer network adapters automatically "cross over" when they detect that they are connected directly to another network adapter using a regular Ethernet cable.
To connect two computers with a crossover cable
This works best if both computers are running this version of Windows.
Plug each end of the crossover cable into a network port on the back of each computer.
On one of the computers that is running this version of Windows, do the following:
Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, and then clicking Network and Sharing Center.
In the network map at the top of Network and Sharing Center, double-click the Unidentified network? icon. (If you have more than one network, this icon will be labeled Multiple networks.)
If network discovery and file sharing are turned off, in Network, click the Information bar containing the following message: "Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change...," and then click Turn on network discovery and file sharing. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
In the Network discovery and file sharing dialog box, select one of the following options:
No, make the network that I am connected to a private network
Yes, turn on network discovery and file sharing for all public networks
The first option is usually the best choice because it only affects the network that you are connected to.
Notes
Networks created with crossover cables are automatically set up as "Public place" networks, which means that network discovery, file sharing, and printer sharing are off by default.
For Gigabit Ethernet or token ring networks, you will need a slightly different kind of crossover cable. For more information, contact a cable manufacturer.
Icons for both computers should now be visible in the Network window. Double-click each computer icon to share printers and other resources.
Note
If one of the computers is running Windows XP, it can take some time for that computer to appear in the Network window. You might need to move both computers to the same workgroup. You can do that by changing the workgroup on either computer. To change a workgroup, see Join or create a workgroup. You might also need to turn on file and printer sharing on the computer running Windows XP.
Hope this help!

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Which type of cat-5 cable do i use to connect a cnet switch to a d-link switch


interConnecting two switches will need a crossover cable. Please use a crossover cable.

Oct 27, 2010 | Cnet CSH-800 8-Port Ethernet Switch

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How can I connect my ps3 to my computer modem?


Here is a general guide I wrote. For Vista, however, I think you will have to go to the sharing tab instead of the advanced tab when you are browsing the properties of a connection...
1. Get a CAT5 or CAT6 crossover cable. The cable that came with the PS3 is a normal Ethernet cable, therefore it cannot be used for this operation.
2. Make sure you have two sources for network communication. For example, you can have 2 ethernet ports on your computer, or you can have a wireless card and a Ethernet port etc. It helps to draw out a connection blueprint such as this:
DSL Modem > CAT5 cable > Network Card 1 > Computer > Network Card 2 > CAT5 Crossover cable > PS3
3. Connect your computer to the modem and verify that you have an Internet connection. Then, click on Start, go to settings, control panel. Double click on Network Connections, and identify the connection to your modem (Network card 1).
4. Right click on the modem connection, and choose properties. Next, click on the advanced tab (Sharing tab for Vista users), and check the “allow other users to connect…” checkbox. After the checkbox is checked, click on the “Home networking connection” drop down box and select the name of the second network connection. Click OK and exit the properties window.
5. Finally, connect the CAT5 crossover cable from the second network adapter of the computer to the PS3, and voila, your Internet connection is now routed to your PS3. Please be aware that your computer must be on in order for your PS3 to stay online. In the long run, a router may be a much better device to use than your computer, since it consumes only a fraction of the electricity than your computer does.

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hello Dear, I have 2 D-Link 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switches and 1 Broadband Connection (which requires Username & Password) and want to simple networking in my office lab i.e. pc to pc networking not...


my dear, you a router in order for you to connect or use your simple network . . you don't crossover cable in that particular situation . . here's the connection . .
1. from WAN to router - you already have that i know
2. from router to switch - use straighthrough cable
3. from switch to pc's - again straight cables . .

i hope this will help . .

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Connect D-Link DWL-G700AP to dreambox decoder


you can connect to your box via FTP via a crossover cable. If you can’t, you might want to read up on that before attempting this.
Now, what we’ll need is…
Ethernet cable (crossover or patch)
Router
Modem
We’ll also assume that you have a router (wireless or not) and that your modem is connected to the ‘Internet’ or ‘WAN’ port.
If you have a free port on your wireless router, you can connect your dreambox to this. Use the ethernet cable (crossover or patch, most modern routers will accept either) connect one end to your dreambox and one end to a free port on your router. You don’t need to change any settings on your router or PC.
Over to the dreambox. Navigate to the networking page on your dreambox.
Setup -> Expert Setup -> Communication Setup

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I get no sync between my network card and the


Make sure your not using a crossover through cable. Also make sure your not connecting the cable into the internet port, which is usually the first or last port.
  • A straight-thru cable has identical ends.
  • A crossover cable has different ends.
  • A straight-thru is used as a patch cord in Ethernet connections.
  • A crossover is used to connect two Ethernet devices without a hub or for connecting two hubs.
  • A crossover has one end with the Orange set of wires switched with the Green set.

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I have a D-Link DES-1108 Ethernet switch. I have my switch plugged into my router and i know the cable has connection but it still won't issue me an IP. Auto-negotiation is enabled on my router but it...


To determine if the router or the Ethernet switch is faulty.
Disconnect the Ether switch and connect the computer to the router and see if it connects to the Internet.
Next if you have a couple of computers, connect them to the Ether switch and see if the computers can communicate with each other. You may need to configure the LAN cards with a fix IP address (say 192.168.0.XX each computer must have a different XX number). Remember to change the TCP/IP configuration back to Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
If these test are OK then the problem is the connection or route configuration. You do not need a crossover cable between the router and switch.
Get back to me with the results of the tests then I can advise you what to do next.

Nov 10, 2009 | D-Link DES-1108 8-Port Ethernet Switch...

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Cannot get the ethernet to work


The "cable unplugged" error points to an electromechanical problem. Something is broken.

The first thing to try would be to replace the ethernet cable (make sure it is wired straight through, since some hardware won't automatically configure for a crossover cable). If that doesn't work, test that the hub you are connecting to works by hooking it up at a friend's house. If the hub and cable are alright, it's possible that the jack on your network card is faulty.

Feb 01, 2009 | Linksys Instant Networking Hub

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Networking 2 computers


Yes you can make a simple Network between 2 PCs ....but ....you need what is called a "crossover ethernet cable" or "xover". A standard RJ45 ethernet cable WILL NOT work.

You also need to make sure both Pcs are in the same Workgroup and have unique computer names.... as is standard in Networking.

Dec 31, 2008 | HP Pavillion ZV6000 Notebook

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Connect two computers together


Hi,

Technically, yes. Both computers should have an Ethernet port (LAN), a crossover networking cable, peer to peer networking using static IP add, and Internet Connection Sharing on the PC with the Wireless Internet Connection. If by chance the PC with the Internet access is already using its Ethernet port, a second NIC could be installed.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Jun 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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