Diagram: Two Computer Crossover Cable Network
Updated: June 10, 2001


  • This network does not include a hub or switch
  • The two computer are connected together using a "crossover cable" which is NOT the same thing as a regular "straight through" cable.
  • This network has limited expandability since you cannot add another computer unless you also add a hub.  If you add a hub/switch and third computer, it will end up as a Standard Network with a Hub/Switch.
  • The IP numbers are only if you install the TCP/IP protocol, which is necessary for Internet access and some games.  Since this network is not connected to the Internet, TCP/IP is optional.
  • If you want this network setup to have Internet access, then the network can easily become Crossover Cable Network with NAT

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