Unfortunately, cutting that wire will also cause any hub at the other end of
the link to lose its "link" detection. This may cause the hub to refuse to
transmit any data on that line. You may need to disable link test on the other
end, if it supports that option.
Manager, Technology Integration
> Soembody will probably correct me, but I think the twisted pair standard
> says that for 10Mb ethernet, the blue and brown pairs are not used. Of
> the orange and green pairs, one is tx, one is rx (thats wires 1&2, 3&6).
> I'm not sure which is which, but breaking one of those should make it
> From: firewalls-owner[SMTP:firewalls-owner @
> Sent: 29 February 1996 07:26
> To: firewalls
> Subject: rx but no tx wiring for ethernet
> I dont know if it can be done with ethernet because of it being a
> contention kinda thing but is it posible to make a twisted-pair cable to
> only receive?
> I played around with the wiring but could not get it to work. Maybe it
> depends on what brand of card?
> Any help in this area is much apreciated.