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Old August 19th 04, 02:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Beck
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Default patch and crossover

Trying to help my brother setup his NTL cable network. Looking for a crossover
cable, but sometimes see them listed as a Patch cable. Is this the same thing?
Do I need a particular patch cable specification for pc to pc connection, or
will any patch do? thanks.


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Old August 19th 04, 02:42 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
sean
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Default patch and crossover

Beck wrote:

Trying to help my brother setup his NTL cable network. Looking for a crossover
cable, but sometimes see them listed as a Patch cable. Is this the same thing?
Do I need a particular patch cable specification for pc to pc connection, or
will any patch do? thanks.



For PC to PC you need crossover. For PC to switch/router you need patch. For router to
switch you need crossover.

Most new routers and switches dont care what you use, i have mine using both doing
different things. But PC to PC you must use crossover. I reccomend you get a switch rather
than use direct connection between 2 PC's. I had problems using direct cable, one PC would
crash when other is switched on. I reccomend this :

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=63777

with some patch cables :

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=43770

or

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=43780

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Old August 19th 04, 03:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Beck
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Default patch and crossover


"sean" -k wrote in message
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Beck wrote:

Trying to help my brother setup his NTL cable network. Looking for a

crossover
cable, but sometimes see them listed as a Patch cable. Is this the same

thing?
Do I need a particular patch cable specification for pc to pc connection, or
will any patch do? thanks.



For PC to PC you need crossover. For PC to switch/router you need patch. For

router to
switch you need crossover.

Most new routers and switches dont care what you use, i have mine using both

doing
different things. But PC to PC you must use crossover. I reccomend you get a

switch rather
than use direct connection between 2 PC's. I had problems using direct cable,

one PC would
crash when other is switched on. I reccomend this :


http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...cm9kdWN0X292ZX
J2aWV3&product_uid=63777


Thanks for the links. Its all beginning to get a bit more than our budget, so I
managed to find a crossover and pci card quite cheaply. Will look for a router
in the future, but its not feasible at the moment.


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Old August 19th 04, 04:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
sean
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Default patch and crossover

Beck wrote:
"sean" -k wrote in message
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Beck wrote:


Trying to help my brother setup his NTL cable network. Looking for a


crossover

cable, but sometimes see them listed as a Patch cable. Is this the same


thing?

Do I need a particular patch cable specification for pc to pc connection, or
will any patch do? thanks.



For PC to PC you need crossover. For PC to switch/router you need patch. For


router to

switch you need crossover.

Most new routers and switches dont care what you use, i have mine using both


doing

different things. But PC to PC you must use crossover. I reccomend you get a


switch rather

than use direct connection between 2 PC's. I had problems using direct cable,


one PC would

crash when other is switched on. I reccomend this :



http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...cm9kdWN0X292ZX
J2aWV3&product_uid=63777


Thanks for the links. Its all beginning to get a bit more than our budget, so I
managed to find a crossover and pci card quite cheaply. Will look for a router
in the future, but its not feasible at the moment.



http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=61121

How much did you pay for a cable?
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Old August 19th 04, 04:19 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Beck
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Default patch and crossover


"sean" -k wrote in message
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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...ction=c2hvd19w
cm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=61121

How much did you pay for a cable?


I paid only 2.50 for the cable. I was going to use ebuyer, but felt their
postage charges were too much. I got the cable and network card for 9.64
including delivery and vat. So am happy with that.


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Old August 19th 04, 04:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
sean
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Default patch and crossover

Beck wrote:

"sean" -k wrote in message
...


http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...ction=c2hvd19w
cm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=61121

How much did you pay for a cable?



I paid only 2.50 for the cable. I was going to use ebuyer, but felt their
postage charges were too much. I got the cable and network card for 9.64
including delivery and vat. So am happy with that.



OK, i buy from there all the time
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Old August 19th 04, 04:56 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Beck
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Default patch and crossover


"sean" -k wrote in message
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Beck wrote:

"sean" -k wrote in message
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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...ction=c2hvd19w
cm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=61121

How much did you pay for a cable?



I paid only 2.50 for the cable. I was going to use ebuyer, but felt their
postage charges were too much. I got the cable and network card for 9.64
including delivery and vat. So am happy with that.



OK, i buy from there all the time


I have bought from there before, and they are very good, but for the two items I
needed, the delivery was a bit high. I finally got the items from Savastore.com


 




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