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Re: networking problem



On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 17:46 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:40:57 -0700
> Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> 
> > DSL modem --> Linksys router --> D-Link router --> wireless netbook
> 
> It just occurs to me that your problem may be the network cable that you have
> connecting the two routers.  You need a "crossover" ethernet cable there, not a
> standard ethernet cable.  If you use a regular cable, the routers won't be able
> to see each other.
> 
> -- 
> MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com
> 
Wow, this is the first I've heard of these.

I was looking at crossover ethernet cables on the Web and noticed they
were all fairly short -- 7' seemed about the maximum.

Do they only work over such short distances?

Is yellow their standard color? (I may have one lying around
somewhere...


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