[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue May 16 22:48:39 UTC 2006

On Tue May 16 18:53:32 2006, peter wrote:
> * Get hold of some standard cable with those rj telephone type 
> thingies at both ends (the big ones, not the little ones)

That's RJ45 connectors. Or CAT5e cabling. If anyone wants some, let 
me know.

> * With the power off both on your machine and the router, plug one 
> end of the cable into your box's ethernet card and the other into 
> one of the holes in the router

Ethernet can be plugged in with the power live. About the only thing 
that's not safe with now is PS/2 keyboards and mice, which can cause 
actual fires with some motherboards.

> The only thing I had to do was disable IPv6, because things were 
> really slow with it enabled.  I don't know if that's changed now.
Not changed, as such. The problem there is that for IPv6 aware 
applications, if you have IPv6 available, they'll try to use it, and 
you have to wait for a timeout before they fallback to IPv4.

If you have routable IPv6 addresses, this isn't a problem.

           You see things; and you say "Why?"
   But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
    - George Bernard Shaw

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