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 From:  Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] No carrier between router and computer
 Date:  Thu, 7 Oct 2004 20:23:23 -0700 (PDT)
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On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Patrik Jansson wrote:

> > But no mention of whether laptop <-> server works with the same cable.  
> > If "cable server" is like "cable modem", it's probably wired MDI-X rather
> > than MDI-II, so you need a straight-through cable rather than a crossover
> > cable to connect a computer to it.
> 
> > Even if laptop <-> server works, that may not prove anything if the
> > laptop's port has auto MDI/MDIX switching.  The main thing is that if a
> > known "good" cable doesn't give link status indications on known good
> > ports, then it's almost certainly the wrong kind of cable.
> 
> So do you say I need a straight-through cable? I have tried that
> and it doesnt work.

Is the cable known to be good?

Have you tested the "server" port with something else (e.g. the laptop)?

What do the link status LEDs show?

					Fred Wright