Connecting more than 2 computer via LAN wire

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How to connect more than 2 computer via LAN wire? Does it require any extra hardware?

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Connecting more than 2 computer via LAN wire

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To connect multiple computers through Local Area Networking or LAN:

  1. Turn off all your computers
  2. Connect Ethernet cables to each computer’s network ports
  3. Unplug the router and modem then connect them together with another Ethernet cable
  4. Turn on the modem and wait for it to connect to the internet before turning the router on
  5. Wait for the router to connect to the internet then connect the computers to it using the Ethernet cables for each
  6. Power on the computers
  7. If you are using a Windows Operating System, it will automatically retrieve a local IP address from your router which the computers will use connecting through LAN
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Connecting more than 2 computer via LAN wire

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To create a network with more than 2 computers to form a Local Area Network [LAN], all workstations or computers should have a working network card installed. You will be using CAT5 cable or Category 5 to connect the computers to each other. Since you are connecting more than 2 workstations, you should connect the computers using a straight-through cable. If you have no idea how to create a straight-through cable, please refer to Termination of Straight through and cross over cables.

In a straight-through cable, the wirings are similar on both ends of the wire. This kind of wiring is usually used in a Local Area Network. This kind of cabling is different when networking 2 computers. In 2 computers, the style of cabling used is called a crossover cable where pins 1, 2, 3, & 6 are crossed to pins 3, 6, 1, & 2, respectively.

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