>> Some time ago there was a discussion about home
> networking where someone said they thought you could
> only attach two computers directly with cat 5 cable
> (ie. without a hub) if it was some "special cross-over
> cable" and not just normal twisted pair.
>> Can anyone confirm this?
Yes, you can.
> Also, is there a name for
> this type of cable, or if I go to peats/maplin asking
> for cross-over cat 5 cable will they know what I'm
> talking about.
It _is_ called a cross-over cable, but whether they'll
know what you're on about is a different matter.
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