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The network people call this a "cross-over" cable.
> From: "David Berg" <dberg -at- dmpnet -dot- com>
> If both computers have network cards, just take them off the network
> temporarily and setup a simple peer-to-peer Windows network, connecting the
> computers directly with a "twisted" Ethernet cable (since you're not running
> through a hub you will need a network cable setup a little different than
> usual; ask your company network guy). This is much faster than any type of
> direct cable connection.
> David Berg