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    Crossover cables

    I have never used a crossover cable before but I just got one from ebuyer to network 2 computers for a friend.
    Now obviously a crossover cable should be able to network two computers directly form their NIC's.
    But are they also suposed to work just like a normal patch cable ? As this one is ... I'm connect with it right now, from my comp to my switch
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    no, simple as that

    the wiring in them is different (or should be) try comparing it to a regular patch cable.

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    Yeah, basically they cut out the switch - by using "crossed over" wiring.

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    Some switches have an "Auto sensing" feature that crosses (or rather un-crosses) a cable if needs be.

    This could be worth looking out for, if your switch has this capability or not.....

    Failing that, if you really wanted to use the cable in a switch/hub you can get crossover box's that attach to the cable and cross it (or again un-cross as your case may be)

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    Ah ok. Must be autosensing then. Its a Netgear ADSL modem, router, switch all in one, DG814. A pretty nice piece of kit, so it probably has autosensing . It doesn't have a seperate uplink port as any of the 4 ports can be used to just plug another hub/switch into it, so they must be some pretty snazzy ports

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    Yeah your right, the DG814 is auto-sensing

    Not a bad little router that

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    Yeah your right, the DG814 is auto-sensing

    Not a bad little router that
    Are you kidding me mine is the biggest pile of tosh ever created, useless is all i can use to describe it. I'm getting rid of mine ASAP.
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    Originally posted by spazman
    Are you kidding me mine is the biggest pile of tosh ever created, useless is all i can use to describe it. I'm getting rid of mine ASAP.
    How so? Having problems with it?

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    Where do i start, drops connection every couple hours, wont take 4 latest firmware releases, the chipset it uses dosent like my ISP, crashes everday at some point, wont open ports even tough it says they are open, port 3 will only run at 10mb and finally.
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    Originally posted by spazman
    Where do i start, drops connection every couple hours, wont take 4 latest firmware releases, the chipset it uses dosent like my ISP, crashes everday at some point, wont open ports even tough it says they are open, port 3 will only run at 10mb and finally.
    That sounds like a very specific problem with your particular router... Not heard anything as severe as that before.

    Netgear are good at RMA's are they not? iirc all their products come with 3 years warranty...

    Certainly the one Ive used had no such defects, in-fact, mate is currently using it. Its been running flawlessly for 7 weeks or so. The only problem hes had was when there was a power cut it went off, but you cant blame that on the router can you!

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    this my 2nd DG814, already rma cant be arsed any more with netgear want something else
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    Sorry to heat that mate, hope you get something that works for you.

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    Its a shame becase when it works properly it is a nice pice of kit,but after the performance with this i will never trust netgear products again.
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