> | Can anyone confirm this? 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.
>> Yes. To attach two NICs directly you need a crossover cable, if you ask
> somebody who knows what Cat-5 is, they should also be aware of crossovers.
> OTOH, I tried this at home for a while before I got sick of the machines
> whinging that I'd unplugged the other machine and I got a dinky little four
> port hub for about 30 quid from Dabs.
Is there any speed advantage in using a hub and Cat-5 cabling instead of
just hanging the machines off coax? (Apart from the fact that coax/Thin
Ethernet is only for 10mb/s). I have three machines networked this way
and it seems the cheapest solution.
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