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Re: Jumbo Frames?

On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 02:49:39PM -0800, Andrew Sharp wrote:
> Ur, you cannot use a crossover cable with gigabit+.  It has to be an
> 8 wire cable of type "straight thru" which is the standard twisted
> pair wire.  Make sure your cable, if you didn't make it yourself,

Err, are you sure? Since all 4 pairs are used, I thought most PHY
devices were capable of working out which was which by themselves.
Ie cross-over will be automatically detected.

> Some uber smart switches will detect a crossover cable, drop the
> interface to 100BT and fix up the wiring auto-sensibly, but mine
> certainly doesn't do that.

Doesn't sound right. Haven't tried it myself though.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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