Best way to crimp CAT-5e cable?
I currently work at a dairy (or convenience/general store for you Americans out there) and I have been assigned the awesome job of phasing out the cash register with a fully fledged touch screen point-of sale system.
This is how it goes: There is a computer 'out back' that controls the stock levels, reports and so on, and there is the touch screen system 'out front' that handles the transactions.
These two computers need to have a constant connection between each other. We were going to use Wi-Fi but we found that it's too unreliable and not very secure. SO we are using plain old Ethernet cable.
Now the problem: we have no router or switch so do I need to crimp the cable as a patch or crossover cable? And if someone could point me in the right direction to do this, that would be much appreciated (as everything I've looked at tells me something different every time).
(P.S I know CAT-6 is faster and more reliable, but I'm just using what my boss ordered)