[rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some issues though.

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Fri Feb 5 19:22:30 CST 2016

On 02/05/2016 08:10 PM, CLIFFORD HAIGHT wrote:
> So what it looks like now is that I need to get an older hub or one that I
> can administrate.

    At first blush, likely yes -- and having such a tool in one's
arsenal can never hurt.  Also, and see another reply on this topic
about AUI, a supply of AUI <-> 10Base-T adapters can never hurt
either.  If one interface seems dead, the other might well work.

> Internet connection is way of a ZCom XG1020 4 in 1 access point which run at
> 10/100 full duplex
> So the hub would also need to be to talk to the wifi bridge.

    Yes, the hub will need to talk to the wifi bridge if you want your
10 to have 'Net access.  This is usually trivial.  I've never seen
even a dual-speed hub refuse to talk to anything.

> The recycled PC store charge about 2-3$ for switch and 7-$10 for simple hubs.
> I think they charge $30 up for the administratable hubs & switches.

    Personally, unless I was really strapped for cash, I'd spring for
the manageable comms gear as that tends to get you nice things like
SNMP and whatnot.  A decent, although not infallible, rule is, "Don't
scrimp on tools."


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