No link light on Hub
Posted on 1997-06-06
NE2000 compatible card
1-2 MB RAM
16 bit IDE PNP NE2000 Compatible cards
I'm converting a Netware 3.12 system running on coax ethernet using bnc connectors to 10baseT. I've setup a new 16 port hub, and recabled all 12 workstations.
The problem: When I connect the workstations to the hub, I get a link light on the NIC but not on the hub. Using the same cable between the server and hub gives me a link on both ends. I've setup the cards to use manual configuration instead of PNP since I'm using DOS on these older machines. The drivers load fine, even the VLM's load all the way with no errors!
I can see any reason why I can't connect. Could these cards be imcompatible with the machines (but the setup program went smootly and the drivers load fine?) Could there be a problem using these old machines on the hub? I don't see any of this being a problem, but I've tried different ports, different cards, and different machines, all with the same result. I can't imagine why you could get the link on the cards but not on the hub. Arggghhhhhhhh!
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
(Upgrading hardware isn't a possibility here, so please, no stupid answers regarding the 386s)