[rescue] When is 100 less than 10?
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Tue Apr 26 16:20:26 CDT 2005
Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>Saith Jonathan C. Patschke ...
>>On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>>>>That's pretty much vfe to a T. Even if you get duplex/speed
>>>>matched on both ends, it's still the slowest "fast" Ethernet
>>>>on the planet.
>>>Yeah, but it ought to be faster than 10baseT, right?
>I also have some sort of fiber-optic networking thing for the machine, but
>neither FO cables nor a converter to turn that into 100baseT so I can use it
>with the rest of my network. There's a board, some bulkhead connectors, and
>an external box that says "FDDI Dual Ring". Is this something I should
>investigate, or was it just another way to separate SGI customers from their
You can get FDDI gear faily cheap on epay. If your lucky you can find a
cheap FDDI to 10/100 Switch but iirc they are usually bigger boxes. Most
out there will do FDDI to 10mbit.
Looks like a FDDI DAS card that you have. You can slap a DAS card in a
PC or Sparc and have it do the bridging to ethernet for you.
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