Is the roof ok?
Is the roof ok?
both media technician and imanginary squirrel are okay as the tech isn't in today and the squirrel doesn't exist. I had a hard time believing squirrel story when i went up onto the roof and it was a clean cut and 30ft of cable was missing. I know squirrels are athletic but pulling 30ft of cable through a hole in the wall that was coiled and plugged into a switch on the other side of the wall is a bit much to believe.
Bet it was this squirrel:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY9GBl7UmVs"]YouTube- Carling Black Label - Mission Impossible (squirrel)[/ame]
Can't beat the classics!
Xover between 2 switches. The ports should auto-MDIX, but why rely on it when you could just use the correct cable in the first place.
oh and the switch it was going into had a little button to go from straight to X-over so no worries there. thanks for advice everyone
During the auto-negotiation process connections are made between the 2 devices at the highest speed possible by the hardware. If the hardware (inc the cable) aren't capable then the connection will fail.
The OP asked whether it had to be straight or crossover, and if it mattered.
If it was a gigabit connection he wanted, then yes, it matters a lot, as Gigabit (on the whole) is not spec'ed to allow a standard crossover cable - though I've seen a cable pin diagram that does work.
Using a standard crossover cable would cause autonegotiation to drop down to 100meg (full or half).
how long did you have it working on the roof open to the elements?
yeah but has he had his ladder training?
the cable has been up there working fine for over 3 years
I really, really wish the squirrel part was true
Though it is almost as funny that they thought that blaming a squirrel was a plausible excuse
What alerted you to the fact that it had stopped working?
Email via Squirrelmail server?
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