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Old 04-21-02, 10:04 AM
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Hub showing an Amber light. Is something wrong?

I have a Connectworks 8 port hub with 2 pc's attached to it. It's been working fine until now. Neither computer can see each other on the network, but they can see themselves. I've tried replacing the network cable but get the same result.
Then I noticed that there's an Amber light on the hub. It's not flashing, and it's under the 0 port. There are solid green lights for the connected ports. I don't think there is a socket for the 0 port. The manual says this:

Amber light on when the hub is recieving a number of different signals that cause internal disconnect of the repeater.
I have no idea what that means and ...

wait I just unplugged and restarted the hub, slapped it a couple of times and now I can see the other computer. Although the Amber light is still on.

Anyone know what's going on?
Old 04-21-02, 12:57 PM
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i gave up long ago trying to figure out why networking stuff is sometimes so flaky... your solution of unplugging it and slapping it around a bit sounds exactly like what i would've done. doing that and rebooting the computers just to show all the equipment who's boss usually solves everything. (really)

i don't know about the amber light, but is everything functioning as it should now?
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I would have to guess that the hub is recieving a number of different signals that cause internal disconnect of the repeater. In other words, no I have no idea.
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It's working fine now. I beginning to think that light is supposed to be on.

Anyway... yeah.
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Usually it means you were getting a lot of packet collisions causing problems. But its working now, so who cares?

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