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3 G4 macs with 10/100 and 1 with Gigbit...
kesnut Aug-12-00 02:12 AM
I have 4 G4s in my office and i will like to network them all at 100base (not 10). I will also like to do the networking myself (i like that stuff). So can u please tell me what i will need: type cable and its patten, type hub, i like 3com , and any thing else u think i should have/or want.
Thanks Alot...

1. RE: 3 G4 macs with 10/100 and 1 with Gigbit...
lbyard Aug-12-00 06:22 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Aug-12-00 AT 06:23 PM (GMT)

Why 3-COM? At 99$ the D-Link DSS-5+ five-port Fast Ethernet Switch (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/dlink/dfe-910/dfe-910.htm) gets my vote. After I wrote my review, D-Link started making the DSS series without the fan, which was somewhat noisy. You will need CAT5 or 5E cable, RJ-45 plugs, and tools to make your own straight-thru cables. When I order CAT5 cable from my distributor I receive the more expensive CAT5E cable at the CAT5 price. Everything you need to know about the cables is at: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm. Larry


2. RE: G4 macs Gigbit ethernet
patchwork Aug-21-00 06:35 PM
In response to message 1
Any info on how to cable this connector up. Cat 5 will not sustain gigbit ethernet.

Thanks Bob


4. RE: G4 macs Gigbit ethernet
lbyard Aug-21-00 08:32 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Aug-21-00 AT 08:38 PM (GMT)

I'll bet it will work if connected just like the other computers. According to the scant info on Apple's site, the adapter is a 10/100/1000 Mhz adapter. I would also bet that, if you had a 1000 Mhz port to plug the other end of the cable into, a quality CAT 5 or 5E cable would work at that speed for reasonable/shorter distances. Larry


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