An Ethernet crossover cable is a type of Ethernet cable used to connect computing devices together directly. A cable with connections that "cross over" was used to connect two devices of the same type: two hosts or two switches to each other.

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Can't make crossover connection work properly

I know that similar questions have already been posted but I couldn't find a solution in superuser or any other web search I've tried. I've been trying to connect a windows 8.1 with windows 7 laptops ...
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Trying to network Logitech Revue (GoogleTV) and Acer Revo (Windows 7)

I have a Logitech Revue (GoogleTV) and an Acer Revo (Windows 7) sitting next to each other. I want the Revue to be able to stream video from the Revo over ethernet (via Plex and ViMu). Both devices ...
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LAN connection - DOS to Windows 7

Hello community, This is my problem: I'm trying to connect a DOS-machine to a Windows 7 computer, using a LAN-crossover-cable - and it won't work. I want to access a shared directory on the ...
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Windows 7 - crossover connection

Firstly I want to say that I am not very familiar with Windows systems, usually I do my development on some Linux distribution but external factors have forced me to work on Windows system for a few ...
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Connect DOS and Windows 7 Computer with a crossover cable

Ok, here is the scenario.... I have a DOS machine and a Windows 7 computer that I want to be able to share files together. The Windows 7 computer will need to also be able to access the internet so ...
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Specific ethernet cable not working with router only, but works with NIC

I have a DLink DIR-605L, which is a 10/100 Mbps (non-ADSL) router. I am connected to it on a Desktop with a Realtek Network Adapter onboard MSI P45 Platinum. I also have an Asus X54H-SX137D. Both ...
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Why do we not need a crossover cable if one computer has a Gigabit ethernet card

I always thought that to connect two computers directly without using a hub or switch we needed an cross over ethernet cable, but this says that If one of the two computers has a gigabit ethernet ...
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How do I make my NAS box, which is connected to my desktop directly via ethernet, visible to our home network?

I have a NAS unit that I attached to my Windows desktop via direct ethernet cable. I have it set to use automatic DNS, and it retrieves an IP address from my desktop with no further configuration. I'd ...
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Transfer Speeds [closed]

I want to transfer a large amount of data (around a 100GB) from my laptop to my desktop. So I wanted to get people's opinion/knowledge on what is the fastest method to transfer amongst the following ...
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Straight cable or cross over cable?

I have pppoe internet connection. My ISP provides connections like this: ISP->media converter(fiber)->8 port switch(TP Link TL-SF1008D)->to individual internet connection account holders ...
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Can't connect to internet from my device using crossover ethernet

I already posted in serverfault, but was closed due off-topic: At this point I can't connect to internet from my RPi. I ask this question here and not in raspberrypi.stackexchange.com because this ...
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How can i easily find other computer connected with a ethernet cable on windows?

I have two PC's with Windows 7 that connect to internet via WiFi. But when i want to transfer large amount of data between them, i connect both with a network cable. When i do this, Windows assigns ...
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I want to connect my Linux laptop to my Windows 7 desktop using a Crossover cable. How should I go about doing it?

Background I have a laptop running CrunchBang linux (debian based) and a Windows 7 desktop. I use the desktop only for working on SQL Server and Visual Studio and use the laptop for everything else. ...
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Ping a PC connected through crossover cable to one connected to router

I want to ping (technically, i need to connect to port 80) a PC that is connected to a second PC (through crossover cable), that's connected to a Router. I have a little sketch of what I'm trying to ...
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Connect two devices directly with twisted ethernet cable without disconnecting from wifi?

I have a WiFi network at home with various devices connected which is reasonably reliable and gets me transfer speeds of about 4.5 MB/sec. However I often need to transfer several multi-gig files ...
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How to make a Gigabit Ethernet crossover cable?

Nowadays, I usually make EIA/TIA-568A crossover cables for Fast Ethernet(10/100 Mbps) networks. On these cables, just 2 of the 4 wire pairs are used to comunications(the 2 remaining could be used for ...
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Are crossover and straight network cables interchangeable?

Can a crossover cable be used as a normal cable too, when using with a router, switch,hub etc. What situations may it not work in and are there other issues to be aware of when using crossover versus ...
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Possible to use a crossover cable to share internet between Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

All right, I have a machine running Windows 7 that's connecting to the wifi network at my apartment. Unfortunately, they won't give me another access code for the network, and I would like to get my ...
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Cross-over network cable

I have a cross-over network cable that I used to use to connect two computers using their network cards. I now want to use that cable to connect a computer to a router. Is this not possible? Why?
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Can't connect two laptops using LAN cable

I followed the tutorial at http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-25120-how-to-connect-two-laptops-using-lan-cable for connecting my two desktop computers with a LAN wire. The computers run the same ...
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How to tell a Ethernet cable is conventional or crossover

I want to use a crossover Ethernet cable to connect two computers directly for file transfer between the two. I have several Ethernet cables, but not sure if they are crossover? How to tell a Ethernet ...
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One network connection affects another?

We have a network connectivity issue that appears very surprising (at least to me). I'd expect two network interfaces (e.g., ethernet and wireless) on one PC to behave rather independently from each ...
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Share internet from ethernet to ethernet, Windows To Ubuntu

I have two computers on my desk, and my router is across the room. I have 1 long ethernet cable connecting my windows 7 PC to the internet. I've been using wireless on my Ubuntu laptop, but this is ...
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Crossover network cable: can be used as well as wireless network?

I have 2 computers next to each other that both have wireless devices to connect to a wireless router/modem in the house. But I want to have a wired connection between these computers using a ...
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Do I need a cross-over cable?

I'm wanting to directly connect two machines, both running Windows 7. I'm wondering whether I will need a cross-over cable for this or not. As I understand it, I will need one unless both machines ...
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Port forwarding + shared connection with Ubuntu

Because my wireless router's ethernet ports are defective, I set up a shared wireless connection from my laptop (which has wifi) to my eMac (which does not) via a crossover ethernet cable. The laptop ...