Or, perhaps if one rejects modernity, another alternative is a bonfire, some green pine boughs and a blanket on the transmit end.
On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Galen Seitz <gal...@seitzassoc.com> wrote: > On 04/11/2018 01:09 PM, Rich Shepard wrote: > >> On Sat, 17 Mar 2018, John Jason Jordan wrote: >> >> I already tried it with the new desktop, following all the advice from >>> Ubuntu and other places online, and again I have failed. I always have my >>> laptop with me at the Clinic, so I'm wondering - if I bring the new >>> desktop would we be able to connect it to the laptop via Free Geek's >>> network, or otherwise, so that with the sage advice of those more clever >>> than me I can finally get each computer to see and work with files on the >>> other computer? >>> >> >> John, >> >> I might be there. If so, I'll bring a cross-over cable (the orange >> ones). >> That allows direct connections between two hosts. >> > > > Modern (anything built in the last 10 to 15 years) ethernet interfaces > support Auto MDI-X, which eliminates the need for a crossover cable. > Additionally, both of his laptop and new desktop will be gigabit ethernet, > which never needs a crossover. > > See the Auto MDI-X section here: > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-dependent_interface> > > > galen > -- > Galen Seitz > gal...@seitzassoc.com > > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug