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Hey guys,

On my current home network setup, I run a PC-PC network because I used to have a USB dsl and I had to run proxy to get the other PC on the net, but today I got my new ethernet DSL and I wanted to know if the special PC-to-PC ethernet wire which I got will be able to work for my router? I remember I had to get a speical wire, i forgot the name of it, to connect both pcs to each other without any middle hardware. Would these work if I need to put that same ethernet cable in a router to send to one of the pcs?

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You need the connection from PC to PC to be a Crossover cable

If your getting a router and you're going from PC to router you need Straight through cables
 

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Thanks for the help guys, the crossover cable that I used for the PC-PC worked fine with the router. Thanks.
 

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You can use the crossover cable to connect a PC to a router it works fine , just like a regular straight cable if your router supports auto-sensing MDI/MDIX or something like that. I use a crossover cable to connect my PC to a D-Link 614+ and I can't tell the difference.
 

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Ya it worked fine with my Linksys router, thanks for the help.
 
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