[ipv6hackers] Best Network Tap - for home

Mark ZZZ Smith markzzzsmith at yahoo.com.au
Thu Jul 11 11:33:51 CEST 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: Sander Steffann <sander at steffann.nl>
> To: IPv6 Hackers Mailing List <ipv6hackers at lists.si6networks.com>
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> Sent: Thursday, 11 July 2013 9:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [ipv6hackers] Best Network Tap - for home
> Hi Marc,
>>  I recommend the following:
>>  Dualcomm DCSW-1005, 5 Ports, FastEthernet, 76$, USB powered and can not
>>  be configured :-)
> If you want FastEthernet why not just take a simple patch panel and make a 
> passive tap yourself? :-)
> Pictures at http://www.steffann.nl/sander/tap/. Works great and very 
> inexpensive!

There is an official GigE cross over wiring, so that technique could probably be applied to GigE too. I can't remember where exactly I got the wiring for it, however I converted an RJ45 inline adaptor (i.e., female/female) to use it, and had no trouble bringing up 10, 100 and 1000 speeds across it, without any changes to the settings of the NIC interfaces.

This page rings a bell, although a google search shows up a number of other pages which provide it, including on Wikipedia:




> Cheers,
> Sander
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