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    Stark Raving MOD Midknyte's Avatar
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    The 905Bs are solid cards more for network management than for normal home users. where did you get the card from? there's a guy in the networking forum looking for good network cards. check it out.

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    Ypu can find Linksys for under $20 at staples.
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    I just picked up a like-new 3C905B-TX off eBay for $1.29 plus shipping.

    I guess I got lucky and nobody noticed it on the auction block.

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    Been using Linsys LNE 10/100TX's. generally Best buy runs a sale on them once every couple of months for $14.95 plus a $10 mail in rebate. So I'll grab half a dozen or so and mail out the rebates under different names and addresses. Sometimes I get the rebates and sometimes I don't. But $14.95 is still a good price considering they list for $24.94 in most stores. And when I do a service and one is needed I just charge retail plus labor. Hey I gotta eat ya know.

    Oh but yes you don't need to spend $80 on a NIC to get a good one.

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    Whatever you do, avoid D-Link NICs. The darned RJ-45 ports actually wear out (fast!) and won't hold a connector in place worth a darn.
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    Originally posted by BipolarBill
    Newbie! We're talking about a time when you were playing on a console.
    yo hold ur hourses i was playing on my atari system with 5" discks!!!
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    Man - you're ancient, d00d!
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    5" whats?

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    When I sent my older son to college I paid $100 extra for a 3Com 10/100 card. Other upgrades $100 (64 MB to 128 MB); $150 upgrade for an 8 MB Diamond Fire GL 1000; $150 upgrade from 15" to 17" monitor; $50 upgrade from 4.3 GB to 6.4 GB HD. The machine was smokin'!
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    Samokin!

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    Disks - what are they - I remember the endless hours of rewind , play , adjust volume , adjust tone , rewind play , crc error , rewind play - yes indeedy the old BBC Micro - Pure class!!!

    Oh and dont forget 8" disks - sad to say but I have a vax mini system in my garage and it still runs those - One of the most secure systems ever!!!

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    I guess I qualify as prehistoric then!!!
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    Originally posted by BipolarBill
    Whatever you do, avoid D-Link NICs. The darned RJ-45 ports actually wear out (fast!) and won't hold a connector in place worth a darn.

    Funny, I had a D-Link Nic that SBC gave me (realtek chipset) and it worked great, and the connector held great.

    Maybe it will break if you are the type that plugs and unplugs the cable constantly.

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    Originally posted by gjimene2

    Maybe it will break if you are the type that plugs and unplugs the cable constantly.
    I be the type!
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    no wonder!!

    the ones I have a grudge against are cards from Speedstream, talk about being built cheap!

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    Originally posted by gjimene2
    no wonder!!

    the ones I have a grudge against are cards from Speedstream, talk about being built cheap!
    Hey G.
    I have a couple of those for sale in my shop....HHHMMM, we refer to them as economical, never CHEAP!
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