Ethernet Video Series


Episode 06, Segment 04 of 05

The Easiest Ethernet LAN (continued)

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Notice that as soon as I completed the connection (at the Compaq laptop), the link light was illuminated.

Returning back over to the Hewlett Packard machine, I can see that its link light is also illuminated. Seeing both link lights active like this indicates that I have used the right kind of cable, and have a good connection at both ends. This is a strong and reliable indication of a good hardware connection.

Episode 06, Segment 5 of  5