Old stuff

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_odin.phy.bris.ac.uk>
Date: Mon Nov 10 04:11:19 1997

On Sun, 9 Nov 1997, Allison J Parent wrote:

> <If any of those network cards ARE token-ring and have BNC connectors, I
> highly likely as IBM was a strong proponent for token ring.

I've been reading the Options and Adapters Technical Reference...

There was a card called the IBM PC Cluster Adapter. It was a full-length
8-bit card containing an Intel microcontroller (8035??), a couple of ROMs
(one for the microcontroller, one as a BIOS extension for the PC), logic
chips, etc. The only external connector looks to have been either a TNC
(screw-lock BNC-like thing) or an F-socket (like a cable TV connector).

Is that what you have? AFAIK it needs a special hub, and is not Token Ring
(or at least, not standard token ring).

> Obviously they never saw any of the WANG system that used it as the default
> interconnect to EVERYTHING even POS terminals!

Is that the infernal Wang interface that used a BNC and a TNC connector on
every device?

> Allison

Received on Mon Nov 10 1997 - 04:11:19 GMT

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