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    Information sharing about crossover and direct cables.

    Hi all of you

    I would like to share the following information with all copytechnet readers:

    1- With Windows XP, it is possible to use a crossover and a direct cable in a singgle network connection( a two machine network).

    2- With Windows 7, a crossover is the only possibility. The direct cable will not work in a two machine network.


    Rachid.


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    Re: Information sharing about crossover and direct cables.

    I think this will not depend so much on the operating system being used but on the NIC's/Mainboards.....

    Hans


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    Re: Information sharing about crossover and direct cables.

    Did you try to connect the two devices through a HUB or Switch when using the direct (straight) cable?
    I think it should be able to work. Haven't tried it myself with Wins7.


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    Re: Information sharing about crossover and direct cables.

    It also depends on the hub or switch as well as the Nic's/mainboard (mentioned above) Some switches will auto sense and correct if need be.
    But if you wanna go from PC (or laptop) straight to copier I always use a crossover.

    Color is not 4 times harder... it's 65,000 times harder. They call it "TECH MODE" for a reason. I have manual's and firmware for ya, course... you are going to have to earn it. (I'm arrogant LOL)

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    Re: Information sharing about crossover and direct cables.

    I have been using HP laptops now for the last 6 years and I no longer carry a crossover cable as my laptops have always auto sensed the TX \ RX lines correctly.

    This goes for using both Windows XP and Windows 7 with both 32 and 64Bit versions.

    Please don't ask me for firmware or service manuals as refusal often offends.

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    Owl is correct. Newer high end nic cards auto sense the need for a crossover/direct connection. Some cheaper nics do not have this feature. The windows version is irrelevant here as it is the hardware itself that does the auto sensing.


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