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