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?