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Can you connect to personal computers for home business together without using a hub?  They are both in the same household.  Please advise and let me know if you need more information.  My name is Sandy.

Can they be connected with network adapter cards and cables only?
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Yes you can.

If you are using 10BaseT or 100BaseTX network cardsthe you can connect them directly with a 'cross-over' cable which looks like a normal cable but some of the pins are reversed.
I can't remember which ones at the moment, but I can find out for you if you intend to make the cable up yourself.
If you want to buy one, then any computer shop should be able to supply you with one or make it on the spot.

That deals with the physical connection, but there are other considerations like what OS both systems are using, what network protocols and configuration, etc.
If you need more help with this part then please give me more details on the 2 machines.
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You can connect 2 computers with Ethernet or Fast Ethernet Adapter cards by using a cross over cable (100 m maximum) . The configuration of this cable is the  following:

PIN     PIN
1        3
2        6
3        1
6        2

The other pins of the cable (4,5,7,8) are not needed.

In each station (dont care the OS) you have to use the same protocol (I recommend TCP/IP) and you have to assign addresses of the same family. Maybe 192.168.73.1 and 192.168.73.2.

Now, you can share resources in each machine (folders, printers, Internet, etc.)

Hope this helps.
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