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 Question by denny widodo posted 22 Mar 2001
 connect computer
i have two computers, one of them connect to the internet through LAN, i want to connect the other one to the LAN, it has NIC too, but i just have one cable that have connected to the 1st computer, is it possible to split the cable so i can connect my 2nd computer to the LAN... ?
, if it can't be splitted is there another solution... ????, please help me...
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 22 Mar 2001
Dear Denny,

You cannot just split the cable that connects your first computer to the LAN.
The solution would be to buy a small, say, 4-port hub, one cross-over cord and one straight-through ('normal') cord.

Replace the cord that connectst to your LAN with cross-over and attache a hub to the other end of it.
Then attach both computers with 'normal' cords to the hub.

This is it (except for the software setup, of course)!

Good luck with your installation!

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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