[CoLoCo] networking question

Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Tue Jun 12 22:09:39 UTC 2012


Thanks. Just to clarify, plug the modem into port 1 and set the switch to
MDI. When I do that, the modem link light blinks amber and anything
connected to the hub, like direct connecting the laptop, has no internet. I
will try again and reset everything once plugged in.

Thanks.
Jim

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM, <telecon at infosyndicate.net> wrote:

> Set the mdi/mdi-x button to mdi and try again.
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Jim Hutchinson <jim at ubuntu-rocks.org>
> wrote:
> > Hoping maybe someone can help with this.
> >
> > I have about 8 devices on my home network including a wireless router
> and a
> > VOIP box that is also a router (though not used that way). All of this
> was
> > connected to a couple more daisy chained routers that ultimately plugged
> > into my cable modem. It's been working fine for a couple years but I
> think
> > one of the daisy chained routers seems to be dying and my network
> connection
> > from various devices keeps dropping out.
> >
> > Instead of buying something, I have a 24 port hub lying around that I
> > thought I'd try.
> >
> > ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/59679934.pdf
> >
> > Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work like I expected. Probably because
> > it's not a router but a hub. I plugged all the devices into the various
> > ports and then plugged the cable modem into port 1. This results in a
> > non-working network (i.e. no internet connection). From what I can tell,
> a
> > router (like my wifi in my living room) plugged into this hub needs to
> use a
> > crossover cable (which I don't have) or be plugged into port 1. But
> where do
> > I connect the uplink to the modem? I thought that should connect to port
> 1
> > but it didn't seem to work.
> >
> > I know that sounds complex, the TLDR version:
> >
> > How do I connect a cable modem to a network hub? Or is this not how it
> > works?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jim
> >
> > --
> > Jim (Ubuntu geek extraordinaire)
> > ----
> > Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> > See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
> >
> > --
> > Ubuntu-us-co mailing list
> > Ubuntu-us-co at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-co
> >
>
> --
> Ubuntu-us-co mailing list
> Ubuntu-us-co at lists.ubuntu.com
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-co
>



-- 
Jim (Ubuntu geek extraordinaire)
----
Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-co/attachments/20120612/a4b07253/attachment.html>


More information about the Ubuntu-us-co mailing list