[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop

Julian Hall lists at kaotic.co.uk
Tue May 16 23:19:34 UTC 2006

Dave Cridland wrote:
> 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.
It's not a safety issue.  Things like modems and routers have a 'mare if 
the MAC address of what they think they're connected to changes while 
it's powered up.  It's OK to have the PC on, but the modem and/or router 
should be connected first and *then* switched on to save head scratching 
about why nothing will connect.

Kind regards,


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