Aarune J. Oracle on Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:27:05 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: [Plug] network kits

Or to add on to this get one single crossover cable if it is only going to
be 2 computers.  It is ALOT cheeper then a hub.


Time is Irrelevant to the worlds beyond this godforsaken place unto which
it destroys all.
		-Aarune J. Oracle

"In the depths of a mind insane fantasy and reality are the same" -Slayer.

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, vkenny wrote:

:Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 23:05:42 -0400
:From: vkenny <vkenny@quarterleaf.com>
:Reply-To: plug@lists.nothinbut.net
:To: plug@lists.nothinbut.net
:Subject: Re: [Plug] network kits
:"Daniel K. Spicer" wrote:
:> I'm trying to network 2 linux boxes, and I currently don't have any of
:> the hardware.
:> I've seen network kits for under $100.
:> Has anyone used any of these kits ??
:> Care to make a recommendation ?
:>  -Dan
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:To make reaading the following reply mayhap unnecesary, No, I can't
:recommend, and have never used...but..read on.
:IMNSHO, regardless of whether or not the lack of humility is deserved, go
:to a computer show.  Pick up 2 NICs, ISA is fine if you're going
:low-end/cost efficient.  If you recognize the name, then you're probably
:ok.and not buying total crap.  I figure about 20-30 bucks per, next pick
:up 2 patch cables, about 3 bucks apiece.  use your own brain on this.  if
:your computers are 20 feet apart, don't get 6 footers.. no insult
:intended, but I've been there..the joke's on me..
:Now for the biggie...
:the hub.  a 4 port should do nicely, unless ou have cash to spare.  a 4
:port at a computer show (I think) should be about another 40 bucks, if
:you shop around.  Again, if you recognize ther name, you're probably OK.
:tangent -on
:Oh, for those lucky enough to have access, I have been running a Star
:LAN hub from AT&T fro about 6 months on a network where 2 systems and the
:hub are all y2k, and the third system is 1999.  All is well.  I expect
:there are going to be many of these floating arouund.  AT&T is not
:certifying them y2k compliant, but they work just fine..
:tangent -off
:so you're about 100 bucks to the wind, and have had an excuse to meander
:around a computer show all day, and now have some experience doinking
:with hardware.  Personally, I can't think of a better way to spend a
:blustery fall sunday afternoon without being horizontal, or on a mountain
:somewhere, with the world spread before you, and the cries of eagles in
:your ears.  Hmm..haven't been to the mountains in some time..<shudder>
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