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  ido (Profile)
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:31 am
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Hi all,
since my Umax C600 mac clone is missing an ethernet card, I was thinking about getting one on the cheap (one that must work with os 7.6 of course).

Then today I've stubled upon this: http://cgi.ebay.at/ws/eBayISAP.....T&rd=1

It's a 10 base ethernet card (for 1 euro atm, and in the city I live in, so no sending costs), but I don't mind much because that's fast enough for my umax (it isn't my main machine & it wouldn't do a whole lot other then basic internet serfing & mp3 palying).

The question is so: can I connect it to my router (connected to other PCs in 100 base-T) using normal cat5e cable?

I remember something about the whole network being slowed down to 10 base T if there is at least one of them present, is that true? and will it happen only when the mac is on & connected? i.e. when I turn it off or plug out its ethernet cable will the network go back to 100Base-T?

Thanks in advance,
Ido.
  
  momo (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:24 pm
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That card has both BNC (10 Base 2) and RJ45 (10 Base T // Cat. 5 cable). The seller seems to claim compatibility with Mac OS, so it should work with your configuration.

You can connect to your actual network, but without additional equipment (a switch if I recall?) you'll slow everything down to 10 Mbits/s instead of 100 Mbits/s with that card...
  
  bd1308 (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:22 pm
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nope...on regular wired ethernet, clients can co-exist with differing speeds, since you have a router.

5e is good enough for 100, so fine for 10.

In fact cat 3 is the standard for 10mbit.

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  momo (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:41 am
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OOps... Sorry, you're right: I forgot the router Embarassed
  
  bd1308 (Profile)
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Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:58 pm
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Yeah the old BNC/10bT cards work fine. I chose to go with the RealTek cards, which work great as well. *ANY* of the 8139x series works with the driver, but I believe I have only tried the C and D subtypes.
  
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