[BL] Win98/linux coexistence problems
keesan at iamjlamb.com
Fri May 7 21:47:40 EDT 2004
I looked on line a bit and found that people sell (or sold)
ISA 10baseT (RJ45, unshielded twisted pair, UTP, phone jack type
ISA 10baseT plus 10base2 (BNC, thin coax, round) combination
PCI 10baseT plus 10base2 combination - what we have already
THere is also 100baseT4 - is this even faster?
Is 10baseT the 10MB/sec and 100baseTX 100MB/sec?
If so, what speed is 10base2?
My partner said nobody is using coax any more.
I will look for a second PCI card that has the 10baseT connector on it
(with or without 10base2). We donated a lot of these to the local Kiwanis
club. If they are out, perhaps I will mail order from you or another list
member who offered scads of these cards.
Other than loading the correct NIC module, what else does one do to
transfer files via a network card? For plip you had to type in five lines
carefully, the last one different at each end. Is there a BL FAQ?
On Fri, 7 May 2004, James Miller wrote:
> On Fri, 7 May 2004, Sindi Keesan wrote:
> > I have one PCI ethernet card with both round and phone-type connectors.
> > Is one better to use than the other, assuming I can get a free connector
> > and matching card? Do you do something different with the software for
> > each connector?
> Round connector on a PCI ethernet card? You mean a bnc connector? I
> thought coax had gone by the wayside long before PCI NIC's appeared . . .
> There may be a hardware history lesson in this. All newer (wired) NIC's
> use the phone type plug (called an RJ 45 plug). If you watch your
> dumpsters and curbs carefully, you should be able to pick up enough cast
> off wire (called UTP [unshielded twisted pair] or cat 5) - some even with
> ends on it - to wire several houses. I picked up a couple of hundred
> yards at the local community college when they rewired their library's
> computer lab (pulled out of the trash, unrepentant dumpster diver that I
> am). Just get yourself one of those crimpers and some RJ 45 plugs and you
> can make your own custom cables. I also picked up loads of ISA NIC's at
> an auction there which, unfortunately, don't work well with the module
> they are supposed to use under the 2.2.16 kernel. I did get one working
> by using the module from the 2.2.19 kernel and forcing it to load with the
> -f switch. They work fine in DOS and Win, though. ISA NIC's are
> basically throw-away items now, since they're only 10baseT (1/10th the
> speed of 10/100 PCI NIC's). If you want either cards or cable, I'd be
> happy to send you some if you pay the postage. They're just taking up
> space in my storage locker.
> PS If the round connector you're talking about is bnc/coax, then the same
> module should work for the NIC regardless of whether you use the bnc
> connector or the RJ 45 plug. You'll need to look up the card and see what
> module(s) it uses under Linux - if it's supported.
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