Cheap 100bT hubs
Fri Sep 17 08:25:22 BST 1999
On Wed, Sep 15, 1999 at 09:05:30PM +0100, Jonathan Belson wrote:
> I thinking about upgrading my crufty old 100bT hub. The
> only companies in the cheap end of the market (60-70GBP
> for a 4-way) are Intel and NetGear.
> Does anyone have any experience of their products?
I've got the Intel four way. Small, simple, doesn't generate a lot of
heat, and has a power switch, so you're not forever unplugging and
replugging the power cable.
About the only problem is that it's not 10/100, which means that all
the machines connected to it need to be 100BaseT. This caused me problems
when a PCMCIA card died, and the only replacement I could get at very
short notice was a 10BaseT card. Fortunately I keep a Cat5 crossover
[intentional self-reference] can be easily accommodated using a blessed,
non-self-referential dummy head-node whose own object destructor severs
-- Tom Christiansen in <375143b5 at cs.colorado.edu>
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