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afroafro

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Hi,

I'm using windows XP pro. I used to connect my laptop to equipment with cross cable. I cannot use LAN straight cable.

Other laptop working fine with straight cable.

Can I change any configuration in my laptop just to get my laptop connected to the machine from cross cable to straight cable?

thanks!
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I'm not entirely sure what your trying to do here but what cable you use depends on what your trying to connect. Some equipment such as switches can now use either as they detect which cable is plugged in. However, connecting two computers you must use crossover cable and not straight through as the devices are wired that way. If you connect using straight through you will have transmit going to transmit and receive going to receive - its not going to work.

Here's a quick guide: http://learn-network...rollover-cables

Edited by hendaz, 01 July 2011 - 04:24 AM.

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