Re: OT: Old 10base-T ethernet on a modern network
> > I'm trying to get a Macintosh Centris 610 online with aSeconded. About half of my LC-PDS Ethernet cards have problems with autosensing switches (the "link valid" indicator seems to go in and out at about 1 Hz), but they're quite happy if I stick an old 10Base-T hub in the middle; they're not even likely to use all THAT bandwidth, so why not? I never tried forcing individual ports on my managed switch to 10Base-T with no auto, but then it never seemed to make sense to waste the ports.
> > MacCon 610 ethernet card plugged into an Airport Express in
> > bridge mode. This card has a 10base-T ethernet port, that
> > blinks when I plug a normal (not crossover) cable in. The
> > computer can't get a DHCP address and can't seem to talk to
> > anything on my network with a static address.
> Just throw in a cheap 10Base-T hub in the mix. Some of the "older" Macs
> don't play well at all with autosensing switches. I keep a 24 port hub
> on my home network that also supports AUI and 10base-2. Just handy to
> have around for all this old stuff.
- Thanks for the help, everyone!
You called it with the "link valid" light blinking about once a second, so it sounds like the autosensing is exactly where the problem lies. My old 10/100 switch wasn't able to make the connection, so I'll see if I can scrounge up a 10base-T hub on Craigslist.
- Dave Ross