Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Mar. 26 2004,18:38
A Crossover cable should work, or a hub.
Hold the ends of your LAN cable up to a lamp.
If the connector is clear plastic, you can see the order of the individual wire colors. For example, you might see (from left to right) brown, brown with a white stripe, blue, blue with a white stripe, green, green with a white stripe, etc
If both connectors look exactly the same in that the colors from left to right are in the exact same order, then you are the proud owner of a Straight-through cable. If the order is not exactly the same then you probably own a Crossover cable.