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      ok, then assume that l have tree PCs', one is server then others are NT workstation, and tree of it
      have network card with 10base2 and 10baseT connector. can i connect one of the workstation directly to
      server 10base2 connector and another to 10baseT connector without using Hub ?

     question 2
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      assume that i have one NTserver and one NTworkstation, can i directly connect one workstation
      to server through 10baseT without using Hub ?
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The answer to question 1 is no.  You can't use both ports at the same time.

The answer to question 2 is yes.  You will have to make up a special cable.  Swap wires 3 and 6 on one end.

Bart Hollis
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what did your meant swap wires 3 and 6 on one end ?
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When you build a cable, the wires normally go:

Pin 1: White/Orange
Pin 2: Orange/White
Pin 3: White/Green
Pin 4: Blue/White
Pin 5: White/Blue
Pin 6: Green/White
Pin 7: White/Brown
Pin 8: Brown/White

On one end of the cable you are trying to build to connect without a hub, swap the wires on 3 and 6.

If you have 3 computers you're trying to network, you really need a hub.  A 4 port hub for 10bT is really quite inexpensive.  Is that not an option?
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