[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop
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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.
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