In my limited testing with a net4501 it seemed certain that the
ethernet ports did NOT do MDI/MDI-X auto-detect. [I had to insert a
hub in the mix to get the connection I wanted. Try that, and see if it
I think the only thing they auto-detect is 10/100.
I suspect it is all part of keeping the cost as low as possible, for a
product which won't often have its wires changed.
>The cables I've been trying with are NOT cross-over, but my
>understanding is that the soekrises do automatic MDI/MDI-X detection.