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I have 2 computers...one of them is running windows 95 and the other is running red hat linux.

Each of these have one network card...If I want to connect them in a dual network, do I need a HUB, or can I just connect them directly to their corresponding network card using a UTP cable?
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you can connect them directly using UTP, But it has to be a crossed wired utp cable though.
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If using twisted pair cable, you need a hub or a special 'crossover' cable that switches some of the lines around. A good computer store should have these or be able to direct you to someone who does. With a crossover cable, you won't be able to add more machines without the hub. If you use coaxial 10-base-2 cable, you just connect them in sequence with a t-connector to each card and a 50ohm terminator on each end of the cable. You can make your own crossover cable if you want - there are some places on the net that will have the diagram
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Thanks!  Could some one tell me where to get a diagram to twist the cables please?
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you can find the pinout of a crossed wire at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/catalyst/cat12icg/78657.htm#xtocid22913
look at 10baseT pinout and there you should see the staight and crossed diagrams
hope this helps
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