Feedback plug

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 Question by Marc Hoffman posted 18 Mar 2002
 Feedback plug
Dear Support:

I read an article on one of my mailing lists that referred to a "feedback plug". With this plugged into a computer's ethernet port, the computer would think that it was plugged into a real network. How do I make one of these?

Thanks in advance.

Marc Hoffman
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 03 Jul 2002
Dear Marc,

Although I never used one of those, I can imaging that the only way to build something like that is to connect transmitting pair ro the receiving one. Naturally, this is a function of the ethernet crossover cord. You can find the pin layout here: http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/10-100base_t_crossover.shtml
The only difference is that Plug A and Plug B are actually the same plug.

Hope that works ;-)

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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