[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu May 18 10:21:52 UTC 2006

On Wed May 17 00:19:34 2006, Julian Hall wrote:
> 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.

They do? Blimey. Hardware just gets worse, doesn't it?

           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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