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Connection problem between modem router and hub

We have a KINGSTON 10/100TX WORKGROUP FAST ETHERNET SWITCH model KNS 800/WG s/n *0024B0000222* wich is about 5 years old. There are 4 Macs and a Pc connected via hub. We want to connect a ZOOM ADSL X4 Modem/Router to Switch/Hub but there seems to be a problem "seeing it" on the hub. No lights show on Hub and LAN light does not show on Modem/Router. We have connected the Modem/Router directly to a Mac via ethernet cable and it works fine. Two of the Macs run OS 9.2 the other two run OSX. Pc runs Windows NT Server.

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Sounds like you may need what is called a "Crossover Cable' connecting your router to your hub, or if either device has an uplink port, use it on one device to connect to normal port on other device. Here are instructions for making your own cables:

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