Re: Ethernet-Card for Laptop
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- Subject: Re: Ethernet-Card for Laptop
- From: Alexis Maldonado <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 01:29:29 -0600
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- In-reply-to: <9911291500050I.00408@lyta>; from Russell Coker on Mon, Nov 29, 1999 at 02:56:53PM +0100
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On Mon, Nov 29, 1999 at 02:56:53PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> >Only if you have a 10/100 switch that works fine.
> Which from my experience means more 100baseT networks.
> >On a 10/100 Hub all ports will drop to 10 MBit/s and the network will
> >be slow. Also all Windows PCs will probably have to be rebooted or
> >even manually switched to 10 MBit/s in the configuration.
> I have never seen a 10/100 hub. If you want a 10baseT hub then surely you'd
> just buy one and not pay more for an expensive 100baseT hub only to use it as
That is not true with modern hubs. You can get a 10/100 hub that works like
this: It has a 10Mbps segment and a separate 100Mbps segment. The hub has
an internal 2-port switch that connects both segments.
I have a 3COM 10/100 PCMCIA ethernet card for my Dell Inspiron laptop. It
works fine at 10MBps or 100Mbps. It uses the 3C575 module driver.
> >??? Where from? A switch? Mixed 10/100 MBit networks are
> >expensive. Its much cheaper to buy a second network card and setup one
> >linuxbox as gateway, if linux is present, than to have a switch. And
> >if you have only 100 MBit cards you won´t have 10 MBit switch or
> >gateway ready.
I think that mixed 10/100 Hubs are not that expensive. They are usually
around $200 for 16 ports.
University of Costa Rica