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Straight-through or crossover cables for computer connections to LAN?

I am thinking of buying a cable/DSL gateway router. But I'm not entirely sure how to connect it. I know that the Cat5 cable from the modem goes in the WAN port on the Router and the other computers connect to the LAN ports but what cables do I use to connect the computers? I know I need Cat5 but do I use "straight-through" or "cross over"?

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You need straight cables.

This was first published in April 2003

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