A2065 Ethernet

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sat Apr 13 08:56:07 2002

--- Gary Hildebrand <ghldbrd_at_ccp.com> wrote:
> I picked up a PCI ethernet card today that is both 10 Base T and 10 Base
> 2 outputs.

Not common anymore, but can be handy.

> Now I will have a crash (bad term) course in networking,
> especially across different platforms.

I think there are some good how-tos off of linux.org...
> I'm wondering if this card is capable of using both outputs at once;
> i.e. base 2 to my Amiga Etherrnet and base T to a cable modem or hub.

No. No card with multiple media can do that - they do make media
that do have two physical connectors (10BaseT<->10BaseFL,
etc), but that is a device designed for it.

You also cannot attach two tranceivers through a gender bender and get
anywhere, even if you provide power. OTOH, there are devices like the
DEC DELNI that do have multiple AUIs, but again, it's designed for it.

> If it is an exclusive OR situation, I guess I'll have to get another NIC
> for another input/output.

It is. You will, but only if you want to turn the PC into a router.

What I have myself is a hub with 10BaseT, AUI _and_ 10Base2. An EN108,
not an EN108TP.
> If all else fails, then I put Linux in the Amiga . . . . .

Why would you want to do that? Linux on the Amiga isn't special. Linux
runs on most stuff above a certain level of sophistication (i.e., not on
an XT), but AmigaDOS is perfect for Amigas.


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