Ethernet without internetLocked
Scenario: Trying to connect a device to the desktop via ethernet. It works when the hub has uplink (internet) connected. However, without the internet, the connection times out.
The device (a DSA scanivalve pressure transducer)uses RS 232 as a trigger device that is connected using Hyper Terminal. The device uses ethernet as the output. We want to connect this device to a laptop. However, the issue is that without the internet it does not seem to connect.
We used a crossover wire (as stated in the device manual) to connect it directly to the laptop. However, it did not connect.
We used a straight wire through a hub to a desktop. It works when the internet connection is active. However, it fails when the wall internet connection (uplink on the hub) is unplugged.
Are we trying to achieve something that is not possible i.e. connect a device that uses ethernet as an output to a laptop that has no active internet?