Cable: Connecting two computers

What cable do i need to connect between two PCs is it cross over or st through cable, if i am sharing printer then,

What about if i am connected to hubs.

Regards
happyprogrammingAsked:
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Topdog01Commented:
happyprogramming,

The cable for connecting 2 pc's together without a switch is a x-over cable. You would need it for the communication between computers.

If you are using a hub/switch then you would need 2 straight through cables.

The sharing of the printer is easy right click the printer and select sharing and follow the wizard.

Hope this helps.

Regards
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cwkhangCommented:
you need crossover cable to connect 2pcs directly
how to setup: http://www.homenethelp.com/ics/ics-install-arch.asp

crossover vs staight-through cable
http://www.winplanet.com/article/2645-.htm
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rafael_accCommented:
pc --- pc : cross over
pc --- hubs/switches/bridges/routers : straight cable
router --- router : cross over
router --- configuration console machine : roll over cable


Have fun,
Cheers.
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rafael_accCommented:
If you are connecting three devices (2 pc + printer) then you have to use a Hub/switch).
Sorry 4 the 2bl post.

Cheers.
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jabiiiCommented:
rafael summed it up nicely :)
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rafael_accCommented:
tnks jabiii. ;)
Cheers.
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happyprogrammingAuthor Commented:
Okay, i was trying to connect my 2 PCs using the cable Straight cable i think so, coz that cable i used to connect my laptop to my office network access point. Is that the problem with me "wrong cable"

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cwkhangCommented:
Is the cable made correctly? If you don’t see solid Link and blinking Activity LEDs on both network adapters, probably not.
reference : http://www.duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID2/543.html
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rafael_accCommented:
If you are connecting to an access point it might be a cross-over cable. Again!! It might be!! Not sure, however. Besides the cwkhang's sugestion, just connect the computers, make the configurations (Ips, same subnetmask, same workgroup, etc.) and check if it is working.

Cheers.
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