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By amc ·
Well, Iam a newbaby with NT and networking. I was wondering if I can connect 2 computers together just with the nic cards, without any hubs. I have a NT 4.0 with service pack 5 and the other computer has win98. I have 1 nic for m modem and the otherfor the network on my NT machine but unfortunately I think I have a configuration problem, because I cant find the other computer. All the protocols are setup it right. Any help will be very apprecciated.Thank you

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Nt Networking

Yes use a cross over cable, usually orange, you can get them from your local computer store.

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by McKayTech In reply to Nt Networking

You can connect two computers together with no hub but you must use a cross-over cable. To tell if your cable is a cross-over, hold the cable ends next to each other with the metal contacts pointed up and away from you and compare the color codes through the clear plastic connector. If they are in the same order left to right, it is a straight cable and won't work.

NT4 and Win98 will talk to each other just fine using either NetBeui or TCP/IP protocols. I recommend using NetBeui to start with because there is less configuration but you do need to make sure that they are in the same workgroup but have different computer names.

If you have the crossover cable and are still having problems, feel free to write for further suggestions.

best wishes,

paul

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Nt Networking

Sorry that wasn't very discptive,
Use a cross over Cat5 cable or patch cord, they are usually orange you can my them anywhere. To make them.. if you have a crimper go to http://www.ask.com, or anyother search enging and type "How do I make a corss over cable". I got like ten responses.

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by mike.batters In reply to Nt Networking

If you are having problems finding a cross-over cable in the shops it is easy to make one with the appropriate tools. You need an RJ45 crimp tool and an RJ45 connector. Take one end off an exsiting cable, and stip the wire back. Look at the otherend and spread the wires out in the same pattern. Then swap the positions of white/orange and white green with each other, then swap the positions of orange and green and fit the RJ45 connector and crimp. This will give you the affore mentioned cross-over cable and should alloow you to connect the two in a back-to-back manner.

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