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Old Oct 25, 2002, 07:25 AM
M_rsa M_rsa is offline
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I know a little bit about networking as I did a unit on it at school but one thing that we did not cover was networking without network card or a hub . So can someone let me know what sort of cable I will need and how to set it up as I am at uni now and I want to network with anothor persons computer in my halls so we can play games against each other.


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Old Oct 25, 2002, 07:32 AM
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You can network using serial cable or USB cable but the USB option is more expensive then getting 2 network cards and a crossover cable. How far apart are the 2 computers (in meters)?
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 02:09 PM
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 06:56 AM
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the computer are about 10m apart. How much do you think it would be for that much cable ?
Thanks for all the links jmatt. I looked on practically networked site but must have been looking in the wrong places.

thanx again

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Old Oct 28, 2002, 08:59 AM
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What cable? Are you going for the crossover cable? CAT5 cable is 39p/m from Maplin electronics 1.99 for 10 Rj45 connectors, i can't remember if they will make the cable for you or not, if not it's easier to find someone with some crimpers to make the cable for you. www.maplin.co.uk
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 12:13 PM
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Just buy ready made cat5 cable. Whatever you do, don't get maplins to make it for you cos they charge 5 to put a connector on each one end of a cable. So thats 10 before you've even started.

Serial is really slow so I wouldn't even bother trying that. USB might work OK, but the longer the cable the slower the speed (AFAIK).

Buying two cheap network cards and some cat5 would be the best bet. Would cost less than 20 to network two PC's.
 

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