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
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