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Discussion in 'Networking' started by dave.23, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. dave.23

    dave.23 Thread Starter

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    I got a bt homehub connected direct to my main pc (working fine) have a wire going into loft connecting to a HP ProCurve 10/100 Hub 12 (HPJ3294A), I then have wire from it to another pc (working fine), I have a WD My Book Live but it doesn't connect for some reason if i plug the wire from direct from the homehub it works fine but not it i connect it to the hub should i be using a crossover cable?
     
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    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    The HP ProCurve 10/100 Hub is old enough that it doesn't support auto MDI-X/MDI switching, so you need to either use a cross over cable, or use port #1 on the HP ProCurve to connect with a straight cable to the BT Homehub. The HP Procurve has a switch on port #1 for switching it from MDI-X to MDI.
     
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    I connected to port #1 but it didn't matter what position the switch is in it still didn't connect (no lights on hub).
    If I connect it to any port# and power up the My Book then the lights on the hub light for maybe 10-20 seconds then go out this isn't long enough for MY Book to boot up.
     
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