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Crossover cables

Discussion in 'Firewalls and Networks' started by Majin, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812117853

    I have never used a cross over cable and was wonder how it worked? Do you just plug it in to your RJ-45 port? Do you need software? And how do you transfer the files when it is connected?
    Also in the link above it says Cat 6 500Mhz what does that mean? Also how fast can you transfer files? What tells you how fast it can transfer?
    I have tried using a home network to transfer files with my router but it did not seem to work.
     
  2. jephree

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  3. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    Thanks Jephree thats exactly what I wanted to know.
     
  4. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    Edit I dont seem to have those options?
    Mine:
    [​IMG]

    Theirs:
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  5. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    That link might not have been for XP. Not sure.

    Try the box:

    Share this folder on the network
     
  6. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    This is what I get after I applied:
    [​IMG]

    It looks like its for XP.
     
  7. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Yes. The hand icon indicates the folder is open to share.

    Can you see it from the other computer?
     
  8. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    I don't have a crossover cable to test it. I just wanted to know ahead of time before I bought it. I don't have another Ethernet cable to test it now.
     
  9. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    I'd suggest using the router.

    What problem did you have there?
     
  10. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    The other computers did not show up on the network.
     
  11. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Did you run the Network Wizard on every computer?
     
  12. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    Yes I did. I even followed instructions on a link you gave me a while back it did not work.
     
  13. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Is the router configured properly?

    Is the cable modem set as a bridge?
     
  14. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    I have DSL and I am not sure how you set it as a bridge? But it has 4 Ethernet ports on the back.
     
  15. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Depends on your modem.

    Do you know the ID?

    If you never changed it to a bridge it is probably not set to bridge.

    To use the router this is necessary.
     
  16. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    I have a phone line splitter which has 2 ports for the phone line I guess 1 is for DSL other is for the phone coming out of the phone jack. The phone line runs to my router then I run the Ethernet cord to my PC. Then I plug another Ethernet cord from the router to the other PC.
     
  17. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    A DSL line first goes to a modem. A router would be a separate piece of hardware.

    Most modems only have one Ethernet port however.

    Can you ID this device? Look on the bottom label if it is not otherwise noted.

    Who is your ISP? Assuming they provided the modem.
     
  18. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    Siemens speedstream 6520

    It has a Power, Ethernet, Wireless, DSL, Internet, USB lights on it.
     
  19. jephree

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  20. Majin

    Majin Dedicated Member

    So is it a modem or a router? I no hardly anything when it comes to networking and networking hardware. Also I am ready bad things about it should I purchase a new modem? So you need a modem then connect it to a router?