Re: [nslu2-general] Ethernet po blem with NSLU2
- Mike Westerhof wrote:
> First thing to try is to follow the steps to enter "upgrade mode" (use:) Thanks for that. I pulled it out of its normal position by the TV,
> the reset button method on the wiki) -- and once you see the correct
> pattern in the LEDs, see if the upgrade utility (upslug2 or the windows
> utility) can see the device on the network. This will tell you if the
> port has failed, or if the software or configuration is an issue.
dug out a new (short) cat5 cable and connected it to the router. At
which point, it booted normally..... Grr....
> If the port seems to be dead even in upgrade mode, the first thing toHaving (painfully) pulled out the 10 metre (nice, new. bought for the
> try is the connector/cable. They do go bad (especially if one has cats
> in the house! :D).
purpose) CAT5e cable from its carefully laid route, I find it has two
nice large cuts. I suspect I can blame a large ginger object (currently
trying to climb into my lap). The calico doesn't eat things that way -
she's much more ladylike....
Oh well, I guess I'll have to find another cable and see if I can
protect it a bit better than the one I'm about to drop into the bin..
> -- they seem to have a distinct failure mode, which causes all sorts ofI checked the power block. Without load, it puts out 5.07 V, which seems
> odd behaviors. The original one is rated at 2 amps -- if you have
> nothing plugged into the USB ports on the NSLU2 you can easily get by
> with a 1 amp (or slightly less) unit, which are easier to come by for
> testing purposes. If that turns out to be the problem, you'll have to
> find a full 2 amp or more replacement, though.
a bit low for an unloaded supply. I'll have to keep an eye on that.
Anyhow, thanks for the suggestions. Now all I need is a way to protect
the equipment from the wild life