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Re: [vox-tech] newbie



I'll be bringing a pair of 10BaseT 8 port hubs to the
next LUGOD meeting. They'll be free to a good home.

Marc

--- ME <dugan@passwall.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 12 Jan 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > kevin, is this a crossover cable?  my
> understanding is that if you
> > > connect two NICs together, one (some?  all?) of
> the lines need to cross over
> > > to a different position.
> 
> On Sat, 12 Jan 2002, Gabriel Rosa wrote:
> > my understanding is that the two signal pairs need
> to reverse, so they match
> > up with the right pins on the other side. This is
> called a crossover cable.
> > 
> > Most patch cables, as labeled by fry's/etc, are
> straight through connections.
> > 
> > My advice would be to buy a cheap hub and make
> your life easier, since
> > the hub will take regular cabling, and give you
> lots of blinking leds
> > to tell you what's going on :)
> 
> If you really want to make your own:
>
http://mike.passwall.com/class/public/ethernet/10T.txt
> 
> 1 and 3, 2 and 6. Why are 4 and 5 skipped? analog
> phones use center pairs,
> and this allows for those to be used (backwards
> compatability thing with
> rj45)
> 
> I second the suggestion for a hub. Useful for
> company who may bring 
> their laptops over, and if IP MASQ uis setup, you
> can all geek out on the
> internet. If you decide to go with a 10/100 hub,
> then why not pay the
> extra ~$100 and get a Wireless Accesspoint with
> 10/100 ports too, and you
> can roam in house with WEP and stuff. :-)
> 
> When you consider hubs, getting one with an uplink
> port is a good idea for
> later expansion. (The uplink port logically does the
> same as a patch cable
> and switches the Tx and Rx lines to allow you to
> connect  hub to a hub.)
> 
> -ME
> 
> 
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