|Now I found this little article in the H2.0 section of Popular Science (Some of you techs read it, right?). It says that by re-arranging the wires on one end of the cable you can use it as a fast crossover cable between two computers.|
I've used a regular CAT5e cable between 2 computers just fine.
Here's what it says to do:
1: Cut off the plug on one side of the cable, strip off the outer covering and untwist the 4 pairs of wires inside.
2: Rearrange the wires in the order:
3: Attach a new RJ45 plug, connect the 2 computers and transfer all your data!
Does this sound like it would work? In my case running 2 cables, one to each computer, through a router works just fine.
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