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  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
Sounds like a straight thru cable to me, usually they will advertise the cable as a "Crossover Cable" when its a crossover. And usually they are red/orange/yellow.

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  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Does anyone have any idea then where I would be able to get 20-25m of 'crossover' cable from, with sockets to go into the network cards at either end of the cable???????????
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
Try this one > http://www.ht.com.au/scripts/xworks.exe?PART:H1242#Tof
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Thanks very much for that Shaun! Muchly appreciated!

Hopefully I'll find out on Thursday if we're getting the Dell or not- if we are, I'll order the cable at Harris Technology- I'll get the cable by Monday from them! (got Norton Internet Security 2005 a day and a half after I ordered it Very Happy, so the parents like HT!)
  Webslave Site Admin

Location: Altona, Melbourne
Crossover cables need not be any colour different.  The only colour difference you may endure is what colour pins are where.

Crossover cables are any colour, just like straight-through's.
  thesatelliteguy Junior Train Controller

Location: Newcastle
Yeah that will work, but the compaq will need to be on for the dell to access the net. Also make sure that you're running a firewall on the compaq.


You don't really have to have the ethernet cable coming straight out from the computer, you could always just plug it in directly in from the modem's ethernet port to the dell athough the obvious downside to that is that you can't share files between the two computers.

Satelliteguy
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
Yeah that will work, but the compaq will need to be on for the dell to access the net. Also make sure that you're running a firewall on the compaq.


You don't really have to have the ethernet cable coming straight out from the computer, you could always just plug it in directly in from the modem's ethernet port to the dell athough the obvious downside to that is that you can't share files between the two computers.

Satelliteguy
"thesatelliteguy"

From what I gathered I don't think his USB modem has an ethernet port, just the USB interface. But if it did then that would be a bonus, and he could have both computers accessing the net independently.
  jamesholt Administrator Railpage 2 Developer

Location: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Yeah that will work, but the compaq will need to be on for the dell to access the net. Also make sure that you're running a firewall on the compaq.


You don't really have to have the ethernet cable coming straight out from the computer, you could always just plug it in directly in from the modem's ethernet port to the dell athough the obvious downside to that is that you can't share files between the two computers.
"thesatelliteguy"

But he wants to share the connection between his two PCs, not just route it to the one in the other room... and it's a USB modem, not an ethernet bridge.
  jamesholt Administrator Railpage 2 Developer

Location: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Try this one > http://www.ht.com.au/scripts/xworks.exe?PART:H1242#Tof
"ShaunDXB"

Whoo, consumer retail prices are more inflated than I thought! Shocked
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
Try this one > http://www.ht.com.au/scripts/xworks.exe?PART:H1242#Tof
"ShaunDXB"

Whoo, consumer retail prices are more inflated than I thought! Shocked
"jamesholt"
Yeah, I would give HT a miss all together. Very expensive.

Cworld (http://www.cworld.com.au) and IT Supermarket (http://www.itsupermarket.com.au) are much more reasonable.
And theres that cable place mentioned earlier (http://www.cablesplus.com.au)
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
G'Day All,
Got my new Dell Optiplex GX270 today! Pentium 4 2.8Ghz Processor, 512Mb RAM, 40Gb Hdd, DVD/CD-RW combo drive today!!!!!!!Very Happy

I'm waiting for the network cable to come in the mail, and once I get it, I shall network the two computers! Just a stupid question, the DELL doesn't need to have the drivers of the USB modem installed on it does it? My Compaq Presario will continue to be the computer which the modem is connected to.

Thanks,
Matt
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
Just a stupid question, the DELL doesn't need to have the drivers of the USB modem installed on it does it? My Compaq Presario will continue to be the computer which the modem is connected to.
"vicrailpics"

Nah, the Dell wont need the USB modem drivers. Just plug and pray!  ... i mean... play  Wink

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