08-14-2003, 07:53 PM #1nkoGuestSharing my Airport with a headless Linux box
Hi! I've got an iMac, and the iMac's got Airport. I've set it to share its Internet connection with any computer on the ethernet port. I've got a Linux box that will be headless as soon as I can get it talking to the Mac.
I've tried going direct between the computers with a CAT5 cable. I've also tried it with a router. Do I need a crossover cable? Please say I don't need to buy a crossover cable. Every little expense counts, and the crossovers look just like CAT5's, which is obnoxious for organizational purposes.
08-15-2003, 08:45 AM #2
To connect 2 machine directly together, you will need a crossover cable. Most crossover cables are orange. I am pretty sure that is the standard color. Of course, you could make yourself one. But you would need the tools to do it. You can get a crossover for like $8 a best buy. Well, depending on the length you need.Emrys
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08-16-2003, 02:45 AM #3nkoGuest
Interesting idea. How might I make my own? I've got PLENTY ofregular CAT5's. The only crossover cable I've ever bought (a year or two ago) was beige.
08-16-2003, 09:22 AM #4hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by nko
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