Networking For Everyone - Part 5

Summary:

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Step 1: Remove your PC's cover and plug the RL2000 PCI card into an open slot on the motherboard. Repeat for each computer.

Step 2: Plug one end of the provided 10-base-T cabling into the PC's RL2000 PCI card.

Step 3: Connect the other end of the cable into the 6 Ports TP1006C Hub.Repeat for each computer.

Step 4: Once your PCs have been connected to the TP1006C hub. power up your computer and configure your Windows95 or other networking software.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Cost effective (cheap) for a 6-port Hub + 3 NIC
  • faster PCI NICs
  • NICs support 10base-T as well as 10base-2
  • All-in-one package
  • NE2000 compatible ( Linux friendly =) )

Cons

  • No power-adaptor draws power from AT/PS2 connector
  • Limited expansion of the 6-port hub (even with uplink)

For someone who wants to start learning networking, this is a really good buy! So hurry, get yours now!

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