router connected via crossover?

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 10:13 05 Sep 04

hi i am soon signing up to tiscali BB (512K) and have 2 computers i have a binatone BB modem and router.i wan't to connect my computer to router via usb and my family via ethernet can i use a crossover cable (which i already have) to connect to the router or do i need a patch?.thanks alot.ben

  Chaz2004 11:22 05 Sep 04

You cannot do ti with Crossover must be patch

Patch = Direct Connection via Modem ,Router

Crossover = To connect 2 PCs together

Patch costs the same as Crossover so just go to your local computer shop and ask for ....m PATCH and then jst link it up to the families computer and it should work.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 17:06 05 Sep 04

hi there,i have bought a 20M sraight through UTP cable from ebay for 7.50 (P+P included).thanks for all your help.ben

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