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How do you connect two computers using Ethernet, with no hub or router?

How do you connect two computers using Ethernet, with no hub or router? The easiest way to connect two computers...

directly is to use a crossover cable. The pin out is as follows:

1 Rx+ 3 Tx+
2 Rc- 6 Tx-
3 Tx+ 1 Rc+
6 Tx- 2 Rc-

You can find more information about straight through and crossover cables here.

This was last published in September 2004

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