[tech] CAT5 on patch port 8 to hub
adrian at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Jul 30 14:30:12 WST 2002
On Mon, Jul 29, 2002, David Luyer wrote:
> > and then you made a crossover cable and had to remember the order! :)
> No, just upgrade to the NetGear switches which autosense cables :-)
> When NetGear were developing GigE switches which use all 4 pair they
> realised that nobody had any idea what a GigE crossover should look
> like, all the cables ever built would be different, and they may as
> well just autosense which wire goes to which wire. Then they realised
> how cheap and convenient it actually was to just make all ethernet
> connections between their switches just work, and were intending to,
> or probably have by now, backport it to their 10/100Mbps switches.
.. or, just use late-model macs, where their ethernet ports are
God, it makes life much easier.
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