Cross Over cable info

By shanekrista
Nov 13, 2003
  1. Hey i am just setting up my computer on a cross over, not throught a hub switch or router but just pc to pc. this is the first time i am doing this. I am woundering after the set up the IP's and the gateway. how i would go about playing games. For example what option would i pick in the multiplayer option, TCP/IP or LAN, and do the systems operating systems have to be the same, thankxs for your time.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You would use the same options everywhere as you would in a normal hubbed/switched network. You can use any operating system you like.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    The only thing you need are computers equipped with just plain old regular network cards and a cross over cable.

    Just assign each computer a unique, but simlar, IP address ( and should work fine) and set the rest to automatic.. That's it. There's no need for DNS or DHCP server information. Any operating system should connect to the network.

    If you are making your own cross over cable, here's how the colors go

    End #1:
    gw / gg / ow / bl / blw / oo / bw / bb

    End #2:
    ow / oo / gw / bl / blw / gg / bw / bb

    ow = orange white
    oo = orange
    gw = green white
    gg = green
    bw = blue white
    bl = blue
    blw = blue white
    bw = brown white
    b = brown
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    They should be on the same subnet. Use those addresses, but use a common subnet mask of as well. No gateway, DNS or anything else.
  5. BBString

    BBString TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Most games use TCP/IP, although some classic oldies use other protocols such as IPX/SPX...
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