[lug] testing for straight versus cross-over patch cables?

Mr Viggy LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu
Mon Aug 12 21:26:39 MDT 2002

Heh.  What annoys me is the IT guy that told me I could easily tap into 
the thinnet (RG-58) in the cieling to connect up an HP plotter.  Funny 
thing, after connecting it up, half the machines in the marketing dept 
go offline.  Seems that the 3 extra feet of cable I added was just too much!


Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 08:09:19AM -0600, Mr Viggy wrote:
>>Why on earth would cable manufactures care about your network?? 
>>Personally, I like that they will make and sell you any length you want. 
>> To me, that's good customer service!
>>PS.  They'll also make RG-59 and RG-6 cables as long as you want; even 
>>though after 3000 feet, your video signal looks like crap!
> Yeah, I know... I'm just grousing... (GRIN).

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