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the greenhorn's guide #1

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home networking
please don't try this at home...

No longer is networking a specialised activity. Now even you can set up and maintain your own network.
the RJ45 (lan) to Serial converter;
plug it into your serial port.

the Serial to RJ45 cable.

To set up your own blindingly fast home network, you'll need one of each of the above components. You'll be able to connect any two of your computers that have serial ports. If you require a larger network, consider investing in a printer switch:

The printer switch

Using as many printer switches as you require, you should theoretically be able to create a network of the size you require.

Or if you're really keen on being on the cutting edge, and you've got an RJ45 (LAN) port on the back of your computer, good for you. Sometimes however, LAN ports have been known to pack up a bit. Should you run into any trouble with yours, try resetting it, with one of these handy gadgets:

The irreplaceable RJ45 reset cable

Have fun networking!


Blogger John Sinclair said...

88 hits so far eh? not bad.

4:35 pm, May 26, 2006 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Yep... So it's a green light for the "talk-back" blog then?

12:07 pm, May 29, 2006 
Blogger Doug said...

Can you use the Rj-45-to-Serial converter to connect a laptop to a serial port on a desktop. My desktop uses Linux but i want to use my laptop as a dump terminal to connect to my Linux desktop.
Nice post man

5:07 pm, May 31, 2006 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Not sure man. I'd tend just to get a RJ45 card for my desktop. If you've got a spare PCI slot, prob. the best option. Otherwise, there's always the good old, reliable printer cable networking... The blog was supposed to be a bit of a joke anyway; serial to RJ45 is pretty stupid I reckon...


9:18 am, June 01, 2006 

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