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Re: [SLE] Two Hubs
On Wednesday 08 August 2001 11:11, David Grove wrote:
> I have a problem. Thought you might have a clue or have run into this
> before.
> I have two hubs, let's call them A and B. (Physically, A is a big mama, and
> B is a dinky D-Link.) I have four rooms, A, B, C, and D. (Physically, A is
> where I work, and B is where I've moved the machines to lower the heat in
> this small room.) Hub A is in room A, hub B is in room B. I have Cat5 going
> from rooms B, C, and D to room A to connect the house to a central point.
> Some background. Two days ago, Hub B didn't exist, and all of the machines
> were in room A save one. This made it almost too hot to work during summer
> days in here. So I moved all machines but one into room B last night.
> There are now 4 machines in Room B on hub B. There is one machine in room
> A.
> My intention was to link Hub A to Hub B. I've tried the "uplink" port of
> hub B as well as a standard port going to Hub A. Neither of them allowed
> any machine connected to Hub A communicate with any machine connected to
> Hub B. I have no idea what's wrong with this setup. The cable was
> straight-through Cat5 and not a crossover. The only solution that I've been
> able to get working is to directly connect the sole machine in Room A to
> the hub in Room B using single wire connecting the two rooms. This leaves
> rooms C and D dead, and no ability to use my laptop which is usually
> connected to room C.
> I need to have a hub in both rooms A and B.
> Any ideas what might be wrong?

Connecting two hubs together requires a cross-over between the two hubs.

+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 08/08/01 11:41 +
Meyer's Law:
"It is a simple task to make things complex,"
but a complex task to make them simple"

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