Connecting two computer with Linux on one machine and windows on another

I want to connect two machines, one having linux and other having Windows XP. I need network adaptor cards and  twisted wire cables. I just want to connect two PCs, so do I still nead need hub to connect them ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Technically no.  You need a crossover cable.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
This link explains how to make one or you can buy one at a local computer store.

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if you have a HUBor SWITCH you can connect between us with a plain upt clable. but if you dont have a hub you need to use the leew solution

   Besides, you need to config IP addresses for both machines within the same subnet.
Windows XP: netmask:
Linux: netmask:


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