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Alex Super

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I ricently got Cat6 ethernet cable for my home network. I was trying to make connection between two computers, but it keep saying that cable is disconected on both computers.
I have a question. Can I use Cat6 for Home Network.

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Yes, Cat6 Cable is fine to use, the problem must be something else. Here is some information I just found on Cat6:

http://www.comsol.com.au/cat6.asp

So are you trying to connect two computers by plugging a cat6 cable into the back of each? Are you using a router?
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So are you trying to connect two computers by plugging a cat6 cable into the back of each? Are you using a router?

Thank you Ruthandtroy :whistling:

Yes, I am just connecting cat6 cable one end to one aomputer and another end to another computer. I am not using a router.
Do you need it? I thought that you can simply plug it in and go from there... :blink:
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Yes, you do need a router OR if you are only wanting to connect the two computers you will need a crossover cable. A standard cat6 cable will not do anything plugged in (as you have found!) What do you aim to achieve by connecting the two computers together? If you could outline an end result (eg. share internet connection) then we could help you work towards that aim.

Also, have you read the networking tutorial?

http://www.geekstogo...ng-t102163.html
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What do you aim to achieve by connecting the two computers together? If you could outline an end result (eg. share internet connection) then we could help you work towards that aim.

Also, have you read the networking tutorial?


I trying to connect two computers to get internet shared and to do file and printer share going.

Yes, I had read tutorial, I was unable to fet through it.

What crossover cable is doing fifferent than my cat6.


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Edited by Alex Super, 24 May 2007 - 02:04 PM.

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a crossover cable has 2 of the 4 pairs of wires transposed, or "Crossed". this is done to connect the "transfer" pairs of one end to the "receive" pairs on the other end of the cable...if the wires weren't crossed...the transfer would be trying to talk to the transfer and the receive would be trying to talk to the receive

http://www.duxcw.com...able/cable5.htm
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The wiring internal to the cable on one end is different than the other end. Here is a diagram:

http://www.lanshack....at_6_cable.aspx


Beat me to it, I will get you Dsenetter, I will get you.

Edited by jaxisland, 24 May 2007 - 11:48 AM.

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Thanks for this site jaxisland,
So as I read diogram on http://www.lanshack....at_6_cable.aspx ,
I got a question, can I change it by my self?

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Alex
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you would have to cut the ends off and re-crimp them...which would require having rj45 ends and an rj45 crimper...it would be much easier to go to your local computer shop and buy a crossover cable
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Ok, I might do that.

Can I use and adapter?(Examples is on http://www.vpi.us/cg...cat5-co-mf.html )

Or can I just cut my cable in the middle and then switch some cords.

Thanks,
Alex

Edited by Alex Super, 24 May 2007 - 04:29 PM.

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If you cut and switch, you may get it to work, but chances are better that it will be SLOW and drop packets often. Your CAT 6 cable will be no where near CAT 6 anymore.
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But can I use an adapter?
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yes you can use that adapter...as that's what it's for
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Thank you

Also I'd like to say thank you to everyone who spend time solving my problem.

Sincerely,
Alex Super
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Good good, very nice to know we helped you out.

Cheers! :whistling:
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