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Questions tagged [crossover-cable]

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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Synergy 1.8 connection refused / timed out between 2 ubuntu16 machines via crossover ethernet

here are the settings from the served side: enter image description here And here are those from the client side: enter image description here I tried several combinations, including (most up to ...
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Crossover cable or straight through between multiple hubs/switches

I'm networking a bunch of Raspberry Pis together on a subnet as shown in my highly technical diagram below: I'm wondering if the red cables are supposed to be crossover cables or straight through? ...
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Sharemouse: Disable wifi / disable automatic client configuration

G'day, Is it possible to disable the use of wifi networks/automatic client configs in sharemouse v4.0.46? Sharemouse will automatically configure to wifi (which is laggy) rather then ethernet (...
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What determines transmitted and received data and why is a crossover cable and straight through cable needed in curtain situations?

I understand what RX and TX means when it comes to networking and I understand the difference between T568A and T568B wiring standards. But the one thing I don't understand is if the different colored ...
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How to configure NTP over cross-over cable?

I'm fairly new to NTP. I have two computers running Lubuntu 17.04 that I'd like to keep in close time sync with minimal hardware. There is no need to sync to real time, just to keep the system times ...
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Windows 98 connected to a Linux box with a crossover cable…easy as it sounds? [closed]

I have a bunch of 5.25" floppies that I need to transfer files off of. The machine that I will be doing this from runs Windows 98 and does not have a USB port. It does have a CAT-5 network plug-in. I'...
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VirtualBox: connecting two VMs with crossover cable

I want to connect two Windows PCs with cross over cable, but I have no admin account, i.e, I cannot configure the IP addresses in the Windows host OS's. I was wondering if you could do it with two ...
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How to connect 2 Mageia computer directly through Ethernet connection with CrossOver cable?

I am simply lost and very frustrated. I have 2 computers running Mageia (5) linux and to connect them together directly using crossover cable. So, my programs can communicate Ethernet to Ethernet. For ...
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Why can't I use my Cat5e crossover cable to transfer files between two computers at high speeds?

I bought a 2m Belkin Cat5e crossover cable as a solution to transferring large amounts of files between my desktop PC and my Dell Latitude D530 as quickly as possible. Both are running Windows 7, but ...
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Mixing straight Cat5e and Cat6 cables results in a crossover connection

Yesterday I finished running about 40 meters of FTP Cat6 cable through the electrical conduit, from the first floor to the attic. Both ends of the cable are terminated as T568B on Cat6 wall jacks. So, ...
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Cat5 Crossover Cable, preparation/conversion on patch cable

When preparing a crossover conversion on a patch cable, do I prepare both sides or just one? Back story: I decided to hook up my smart tv via cat5, instead of wireless. Buffering and signal ...
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LAN using crossover stops working after while

I tried to connect my two laptops using crossover LAN cable. They are are on the same WiFi with internet on addresses 192.168.0.xxx, but I want faster communication between them for my purposes. I ...
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How to connect VirtualBox guest to the host using a VIRTUAL cross-over cable?

Is it possible to configure an Oracle VitualBox guest settings such that is connected to host by a virtual cross-over cable?
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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 Windows-...
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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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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 ...