| Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 15:38:45 +0100
| From: Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net>
| There is usually one built in to the ADSL modem with 4 ports.
in this case, the ADSL modem is not mine, but part
of the package, to be returned if/when I cancel.
with that, plus the desire to test beforehand, plus
throughput issues such as those you highlighted, and
possibly other reasons including low cost (c.10€),
it seemed sensible to just get a (5-port) 10/100
switch and be done with it.
( as it so happens, I've since discovered the printer
(my test peer) apparently detects the cable, so my
original switch-less plan of using a straight cable
probably would have worked (not verified). )
thanks & cheers!
|[ ... ]
| > p.s. thanks to all who've replied, and esp. to Mike Watterson
| > for reminding [ me ] that I should also get a switch.
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