Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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1 KeithStevenson commented Permalink

I'm surprised that you need a crossover cable to connect a T60 and a T410. Both of those laptops have onboard gigabit ethernet and support Auto-MDIX. Any ethernet cable should work just fine.

2 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Hi Keith, you are correct. <div>&nbsp;</div> Since the regular Ethernet cable didn't work, we tried the crossover cable. Once I figured out that I needed to fix the IP addresses on both machines to 192.168.0.x and turn off the firewall on each system, I was able to confirm that indeed a regular Ethernet cable would have also worked as well. <div>&nbsp;</div> -- Tony (az990tony)

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