Hello ITPRO.TV Forum!
I was watching the "Network Media Part I" and decided to make my first loop-back cable. I do have experience making my own cables but I thought this would be good to have and fun to make.
I created the plug and tested it with success. I crimped Wire 1 to wire 3 and wire 2 to wire 6 and it worked the non-switch port, what is that port called? It's the port that connects the patch cable to the wall. Anyway it worked on that port.
I tried it on a few work stations with success. However on one of my identical machines it did not register, but when I put the patch cable in connected to the switch it comes online. Is there any reason why the NIC wouldn't respond? It's not damaged because it can connect with the patch cable to the switch, and it's not the plug because the plug works on other devices.
It's not super critical but would anyone know why that is?