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haightc
February 3rd, 2016, 09:23 PM
Looks like the on board Ethernet is having issues... On the hub the link light, light up however OBP says that there is no connection on the TP. Does anyone have any idea on what the issue might be or how to resolve it?

Trixter
February 4th, 2016, 12:04 PM
Does the hub/switch you have it connected to support 10mbit/s half duplex? Some cheap modern switches can't connect that slow.

KC9UDX
February 4th, 2016, 02:12 PM
Also, of course make sure your cable is good.

haightc
February 11th, 2016, 12:13 PM
The issue ended up being able to find the right hub. When I bought the first hubs/switches I didn't realize the on-board NIC couldn't auto-negotiate.

glitch
February 11th, 2016, 01:59 PM
It's an issue with cheaper newish switches, I've had it bite me several times in the past. I now use a cheap Cisco 2940 8-port switch for my vintage stuff. Hubs, of course, are a different issue -- a 100 megabit hub might be switchable to 10 megabit, but all ports must run at the same speed.