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connecting two pc's by some cable and programming this

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I got no internet cable connection at home, but presently using two

machines both with w xp 

 

i would like to connect them by some cable and 'train' this

connection in my game prototypes (in c/win32)

 

maybe winsock or maybe something easier (I would like to 

train some simple form of  communication then later

change it to real internet connection)

 

what could i use, (as to knowledge i only know winsockets

slightly, but previously got no companion to set a remote

connection and focus on this) 

 

 

 

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If you don't want to use the crossover cable, you can get a router or a switch and two ethernet cables.

If your devices have gigabit ethernet they should auto-switch, thus eliminating the need for a crossover cable.

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allright tnx for answers I will get the cable

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If you don't want to use the crossover cable, you can get a router or a switch and two ethernet cables.

If your devices have gigabit ethernet they should auto-switch, thus eliminating the need for a crossover cable.

 

 

This is what I get for learning these things in the 90s and not keeping up. :)

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If you don't want to use the crossover cable, you can get a router or a switch and two ethernet cables.

If your devices have gigabit ethernet they should auto-switch, thus eliminating the need for a crossover cable.

 

 

partially correct, auto-mdix isn't part of the gig standard however like 99% of gig devices do support it, not a guarantee though.

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partially correct, auto-mdix isn't part of the gig standard however like 99% of gig devices do support it, not a guarantee though.

Thus my use of the word "should".

 

In practice, it's very hard to find a piece of gigabit hardware these days that does not support auto-mdix, and various manufacturers (for example, Apple) have supported it since they first deployed gigabit.

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