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    Ethernet wired but no connection

    Hi there,

    I've been trying desperately to network my Acer Revo 3600 with ubuntu Karmic Koala to network my my mac.

    Wireless works absolutely fine, i've set up smb & afp shares and both work. But I need the wired connection to work as transferring large files, or streaming HD content over wireless is incredibly slow.

    I've bought some Cat 6 cable and right now my mac is wired directly into the ethernet port on the Revo but the two are not talking to each other, as soon as I switch off wireless on my mac I loose the connection with the Revo even though the two are directly connected?

    Is there anything I need to configure in Ubuntu to get the connection to work?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Ethernet wired but no connection

    Quote Originally Posted by JUICE690 View Post
    I've bought some Cat 6 cable and right now my mac is wired directly into the ethernet port on the Revo but the two are not talking to each other...
    First - are you using a crossover cable? Some 1000M cards can auto-configure, but most others don't. This How-To is about FTP via ZeroConf (avahi). Otherwise, you'll need to set up a simple network between the two machines - probably static addresses.
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    Re: Ethernet wired but no connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowan View Post
    First - are you using a crossover cable? Some 1000M cards can auto-configure, but most others don't. This How-To is about FTP via ZeroConf (avahi). Otherwise, you'll need to set up a simple network between the two machines - probably static addresses.
    It doesn't state it's crossover on the box, it reads 'Cat 6 Patch Cable for networking' so I'm not sure if it is or not.

    I think my imac can auto-configure, not sure about the revo.

    Thanks for the link I'll have a read through that now, will FTP be fast enough to stream HD though?

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    Re: Ethernet wired but no connection

    I haven't used FTP often - streaming even less - HD (what's that? )
    The link was more for the Zeroconf information.
    If you hold the two cable ends beside each other, a straight patch cable will have the came wire color sequence - a crossover will not. Here is a picture.
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    Re: Ethernet wired but no connection

    Years ago I did the cross over cable, but then a found a cheap hub and did not have to worry about cables. Now even switches are relatively cheap $20, but it may pay to buy a wireless router.
    http://www.google.com/products/catal...598900104291#p
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    Re: Ethernet wired but no connection

    I was using non cross over cable! (and yes I do feel a little stupid) 6+ hours I was trying to network the two computers!

    Thanks for you help

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