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manishm
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« on: July 08, 2010, 01:16:30 PM »

Is is possible to connect the plug to a laptop using ethernet cable directly without any router.
My laptop is running ubuntu 9.04. I have dhcp server running on the laptop.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 01:45:42 PM »

Hello

You need a crossover ethernet cable or a crossover adapter. DHCP is not necessary, you can also just set the IP-address manually.
Maybe a crossover cable is not even necessary. Take a look at this wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable#Automatic_crossover
Just try it out, you will not break anything  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 03:13:15 PM »

no crossover needed. i have not seen any gigabit interface that does not implement auto mdix. I', not sure but imho its part of the gigabit standard
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