On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Anthony Brohan wrote:
> What you are probably experiencing is that you are using a loopback cable or
> a non-loopback cable depending on your configuration.
The term you want is "crossover", not "loopback". A loopback cable
connects TX to RX on the *same* port for test purposes.
> Try with diffrent cables and check back with us, Loopbacks are normally
Both types are available in a variety of colors. Any "standard" relating
to color is site-specific.
On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 walter at computerguru dash llc dot com wrote:
> you need a crossover cable from the modem to the monowall wan side.
Right name, wrong info. :-)
Most cable and DSL modems are wired MDI-X (i.e. "hub/switch-like"), in
order to "simplify" connecting a PC. Thus, you usually want a
Getting that part wrong is a really low-level problem that should be
obvious from the lack of "link status" indicators. Though for anything
"computer-like" it's usually necessary for the software to bring up the
NIC before the link will operate.