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  1. #1
    michael y
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    Default Direct cable connection cable

    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if you need to use a direct cable connection cable before you can use direct cable connection or can you just use the cable which plugs into the router to join two systems together without using router. Is there any difference between the two? Can you plug any into the computer and/or router or doesn't it fit?

    thx alot


    Michael Y

  2. #2
    Captive
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    Depends on the cable.

    Usually to transfer between two computers various pins are reversed at each end. The cable may or may not do that depending on specific cables for various models. Also consider that various models can use substandard pin arrangements for the cable so its best to make sure you have either a cable with the right pin arrangement or buy another, they are pretty cheap.

    You could probably setup a basic Windows Network for about $50-$100 if you can install the PCI Cards yourself typically, although cases vary. Or pay about $80-$200 if you get a shop to do it or a call out place, but sometimes there can be complications.

    a Local Area Network is a much more powerful choice, and the wired networks are reasonably cost effective at the time being, and overall the hassle after slight retraining becomes less.

  3. #3
    Captive
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    There is many things to consider if you want to do it yourself

    Here is a start
    http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading...l-pci-card.htm

    The topic can get very complicated with debugging and good practise standards.

    Note if you do it yourself you should ideally use Anti Static precautions.

    A typical human can emit a 20,000 volts static electric charge [ESD Electro static discharge], it only takes usually about 20 volts to fry a chip

  4. #4
    michael y
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    I have a hp 8802 computer and a Asus notebook. I would like to direct cable connect the two to transfer files and share internet with.

    I purchased a cat6 cable from dse. It fits into the pc but it does not fit into the notebook properly (fits into hole of notebook but seems a bit loose, can fall out easily, notebook doesn't have a clicking sound when cable is put into the hole). Is this because I am using the wrong cable?

    The hp computer has an integrated 10/100 base T-Network (Realtek RTL8139)
    notebook has SiS 900 PCI fast ethernet adapter

  5. #5
    Captive
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    Have you considered you have been plugging it into the modem socket instead of the LAN Socket?

    They are similar and newer people sometimes mistake one for the other

  6. #6
    godfather
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    You need a cross-over cable. Cat 5 or Cat 6, doesn't matter.

    If the cable "falls out" of the socket, plainly something is wrong.

    Is it the right socket you are trying to use?

    Network RJ45 sockets are common and they all fit.

    Look at it very carefully.

  7. #7
    Captive
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    also some people mistakingly put it in upside down and it slides out...

    i think though putting a LAN cable adapter into a modem socket is a more common problem

  8. #8
    Captive
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    Hello again godfather :-)

  9. #9
    drcspy
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    I would be suprised if an rj45 cable seemed 'loose' or not fitting right in an rj11 socket..........the rj11 is the smaller one

  10. #10
    Captive
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    Default Re: Direct cable connection cable

    Maybe the clip type retainer on the RJ45 is damaged?

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