Re: Ethernet-Card for Laptop
>> The issue of Cardbus being required for 100baseT is definately worth
>It's also not true. I have a 100baseT PCMCIA card. I haven't tried
>measuring the actual throughput, but it's definately much faster on a
>100baseT network than a 10baseT network. (And it's capable of talking
>on a 100baseT network, which a 10-only card is not.)
1a) Most 100baseT networks will auto-negotiate to 10baseT if needed.
1b) Those which don't will have spare 10baseT ports anyway.
2) If 100baseT on PC-Card is only capable of 20Mb/s as has been suggested
then it is still capable of being faster than 10baseT while (IMHO) not being
fast enough to justify extra expense or effort. Also there is the issue of
the amount of CPU time required for transfers. I expect that CardBus will
require less CPU time which is something that interests me!
I've been to the Colorado Software Summit. Check out the URL and see why you
should have been there.