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Ethernet [Jun. 8th, 2001|03:57 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I crimped my first ethernet cable a few minutes ago.... *tear* Yes, it was momentus.

Now that we won't all have our computers in the same room, we have to run ethernet all over the house.

I'd finish this project, but I have a final tomorrow and it's late.

Oh, health update: all the mucus that had been living the back of my throat is now gone, but it's left behind a killer sore throat. I can't talk .... hurts. This should be gone in a day or two, though.

Bedtime.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-06-08 04:08 am (UTC)
I know what you mean... I crimped my first ethernet cable two days ago :)
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[User Picture]From: erik
2001-06-08 04:09 am (UTC)
killer sore throat

Hooray for excuses why you can't give head tonight. Beat girls at their own game, I say!
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[User Picture]From: kei
2001-06-08 04:30 am (UTC)
now that you know how to make your own ethernet cable, you realize how much the store actually rips you off. $15 for a 20 foot cable!! *gasp*
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-08 05:05 am (UTC)
No shit!!! We bought our cable for $0.15/foot ....
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[User Picture]From: mrbad
2001-06-08 04:47 am (UTC)
Was that the "old" ethernet [coax] or category 5 cable [10bT] ?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-08 05:05 am (UTC)
cat 5.... 100 bT, actually.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2001-06-08 05:04 am (UTC)

I need to make some cable. I will get around to it at some point... then I'll have the box which will be my LiveJournal dev server actually on my LAN! heh.

You don't really want to know this, but whatever! Irrelevence is fun.

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-08 05:05 am (UTC)
No, it's totally on-topic.
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2001-06-08 07:17 am (UTC)
Make more ethernet cable! Sell it cheap!

Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money!
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From: tcolton
2001-06-08 07:52 am (UTC)
go wirless, it's good now a days and is a lot nicer looking
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-08 08:04 am (UTC)
yeah, i'm totally gonna get some of that stuff when I get my laptop, so I can roam around the house with it.

my roommates don't want to buy receivers, though.... 15 cents/foot ethernet cable is cheaper.
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[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2001-06-08 09:41 am (UTC)
Well they probably aren't going to be picking up their desktops and carrying them around the house with them, are they? ;)

You'd only need to get one reciever.
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From: tcolton
2001-06-08 10:36 am (UTC)

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laptop with wireless connection == you can hide from everybody and still have internet access, when your roommates piss you off that is ;-)
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-06-08 12:44 pm (UTC)
I'd reccomend a Ricochet card if it's not too expensive in your area. Unfortunately it looks like my only chance for anything other than dialup currently. $80/mo :\
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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2001-06-11 07:47 pm (UTC)
We're cheap. I found a 100' ethernet cable, and I just let the wife drag it around the house wherever she wants the laptop.
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[User Picture]From: counterfeitfake
2001-06-08 05:01 pm (UTC)

Next step: cross-over cable

Did the first one you crimped actually work? When I got this job at ActiveVoice about a year ago, one of the first things I learned to do was crimp cable, and I found that I did it wrong about half the time. I don't know if it's difficult or I'm just inept. Fortunately I've inproved, mine usually work these days.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-08 05:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Next step: cross-over cable

First several worked... wasn't until I started going quick until I made a bad one.
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From: beier_d
2001-06-08 05:16 pm (UTC)
*old fart voice* Yeah, I remember my first cable ... ;-) (it was about 2 years ago in a Networking course, I haven't done one since)

The strongest memory what what a severe pain in the butt it was to get those wretched little wires into the right spots. ;-)
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