OT. Networking problem

Robert Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Tue Feb 4 09:11:27 EST 2003

On Mon, 3 Feb 2003 12:22 pm, Mick Howe wrote:
> I have a client with a 6 station ethernet coax network made up of Pentiums.
> Last thursday in the extreme heat one of their boxen collapsed and I have
> replaced it with a duron 1100mhz that doesn't have any ISA slots.
> I am unable to find a PCI NIC with bnc connector and the client is
> reluctant to change over to RJ45 wiring. (5 x 25 metre runs plus a hub)
> Can anyone offer me a simple solution as I have struck a mental block on
> this.
> /\/\ik

You should be able to find some old PCI NICs with BNC (10Base5) connectors on 
them - we have several here at work. You won't find any PCI NICs with AUI 
connectors on them as AUI requires to be able to supply something like 800mA 
at 12v and the PCI bus simply won't want to do that.


Bob Edwards.

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