What you are referring to is called a crossover cable. Due to your
urgent time constraint, I will limit the number of examples. You can
choose which presentation you prefer, however, the steps are
essentially the same at both of these sites with diagrams that can be
found about half way down the page.
Littlewhitedog: "How to make a crossover cable" by Fido, September
MakeitSimple.com: "How-to: Do it yourself Ethernet Crossover Cable"
by Larry Mingus, October 4, 1998
Also, you may want to check the hub or switch you are connecting to.
Many of these devices offer an "Uplink" port that make the "crossover"
internally, allowing you to use a standard ethernet cable instead of a
crossover cable. Sometimes, the Uplink port will have a small button
or flipswitch next to it, allowing you to toggle between standard and
Search Strategy: Search for information about crossover cables.
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