Re: OT: Which Gigabit ethernet card?
Fri, 27 Dec 2002 04:45:06 -0500
On Wed, Dec 25, 2002 at 05:33:47PM +0000, Sean Neakums wrote:
> commence Jeff Garzik quotation:
> > On Wed, Dec 25, 2002 at 11:23:25PM +0800, Michael Clark wrote:
> >> Or take a two second look holding both RJ45 connectors next to each other
> >> connector side up. If the colours are in the same order on both - it's
> >> straight through. First and third are swapped - it's a crossover cable.
> >> Once you learn this simple trick, you'll never have a problem again -
> >> just get used to spending the extra two seconds before using the cable.
> > Works great for people without color-blindness...
> Depends on the type of colour-blindness, I suppose. The colours used
> in Cat-V are green, orange, blue and brown, from what I recall. I
> forget the various types of colour-blindness that exist.
Well, if all else fails, you could always pick up a cable tester. They can tell you lots of nifty stuff, like data transfer quality as well as pinout. Good for the less obvious cable problems, like a broken strand.
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