Do full duplex 10/100mbps Isa ethernet cards exist?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by tHatDudeUK, Jan 15, 2004.

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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    As subject.


    tHatDudeUK, Jan 15, 2004
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    Rob Morley Guest

    They have been produced, but are not very popular or worthwhile as the
    ISA bus can only handle 64Mb/s, and obviously not all of that can be
    network data.
    Rob Morley, Jan 15, 2004
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  3. There's the 3Com 3C515. The time I tried one it managed about 15Mb/S. This
    is a limitation of the ISA bus I think.

    So yes, but not worth it unless you have an ISA only machine and a 100Mb
    only switch.

    Regards, Ian
    Ian Northeast, Jan 15, 2004
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    Many thanks for your replys

    If I had a 10/100 router and connected it to that with a 10mbps ethernet ISA
    card (running as a server), can I still get the full benefit of 100mbps on
    all other machines?
    tHatDudeUK, Jan 15, 2004
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    Mike Yates Guest

    Yes, certainly.
    If the purpose of the router is to share an internet connection by
    "broadband", which is usually 0.5Mb/s, however, you will see absolutely
    no difference between 10 and 100Mb/s because you have only 0.5Mb/s to
    share out.
    (double-ISDN is 0.128Mb/s, modem 0.048Mb/s)
    Mike Yates, Jan 15, 2004
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    That would be the main purpose, although I'd hope to experiment with
    multicasting and file sharing.
    tHatDudeUK, Jan 15, 2004
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