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How to connect two computers in home?????

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i have one PC in home. usually my friends come with laptops. for datatransfers we use pendrives this takes so much time. Is there any way to connect these two.

i got a lan cable [!1 meter length]with my pc its suitable for lan port. but i dont how to use it
anybody help


Who stole my Alpaca!
Get something called a null modem /crossover cable or make one . It really isn't that hard if you have one of those crimping tools.


Not fresh
i have a cable with me.
it is suitable for network port.
but i dont know its type or name.
i get it with my pc.
is there any problem for hardware to check it with my pc

is there any other way to check whether the cable is suitable???


Go to shop & ask for Cross cable then only 2 comps will work on Adhoc.

Normal cable will not work.

Krazy Bluez

Banned to Spam
^I tried many shops when I didn't knew how to make one myself, but none of the shops that I went had this option...hope he can find one...


Cyborg Agent
VINSTAR, you can check your cable against the picture of a crossover cable below. I drew this some years ago as a reference for my assistants.

There are eight wires of different colours in a network cable, four with solid colours and four white with coloured stripes. Each solid colour is twisted together with a striped wire of the same colour.

The connectors at the ends of the cable are called RJ-45 jacks. Each pin on the jack are assigned specific functions. (Only 4 pins are actually used in a simple network).


Check the position of the wires on each jack. You will see that the position of some wires are the same on both jacks, while some of them are interchanged. This is because the TRANSMIT pins of one computer have to be connected to the RECEIVE pins of the other computer. This is why it is called a crossover cable.

Specifically, the orange wire is interchanged with the green wire, and the orange-stripe is interchanged with the the green-stripe.

If the cable you have has the wires arranged like this, you can plug each jack into the compters and set up a network.

If the wire colours are the same on each jack, it's a straight-through cable and you have to use it with a network hub or switch. (Well, there are special cases where you can use a straight-through cable without a hub/switch, but let's not complicate things by going into that).
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