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I have a Graphite G4 (1999 model) with a dead ethernet port. A thunderstorm zapped it. I checked a few online stores and it looks like I could buy a 10/100 PCI ethernet board for between $10 and $40. This would be cheaper than repairing the motherboard ethernet. Does anyone have any experience with using a PCI ethernet board on a Mac? I would like one that works with both OS 9 and OS X. Do I just plug it in, or will I need to install software drivers? Are there any particular brands that I should avoid? $.02 -Ron ...

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    I have a Graphite G4 (1999 model) with a dead ethernet port. A
    thunderstorm zapped it. I checked a few online stores and it looks
    like I could buy a 10/100 PCI ethernet board for between $10 and
    $40. This would be cheaper than repairing the motherboard ethernet.

    Does anyone have any experience with using a PCI ethernet board on a
    Mac? I would like one that works with both OS 9 and OS X. Do I
    just plug it in, or will I need to install software drivers? Are
    there any particular brands that I should avoid?

    $.02 -Ron Shepard
    Ron Shepard Guest

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    In article
    <ron-shepard-0ED0BB.10294026072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    Ron Shepard <ron-shepardNOSPAM.comcast.net> wrote:
    > I have a Graphite G4 (1999 model) with a dead ethernet port. A
    > thunderstorm zapped it. I checked a few online stores and it looks
    > like I could buy a 10/100 PCI ethernet board for between $10 and
    > $40. This would be cheaper than repairing the motherboard ethernet.
    >
    > Does anyone have any experience with using a PCI ethernet board on a
    > Mac? I would like one that works with both OS 9 and OS X. Do I
    > just plug it in, or will I need to install software drivers? Are
    > there any particular brands that I should avoid?
    I have a D-Link DFE530TX+ that I bought for $5 (after rebates) at
    OfficeMax installed in my Starmax 3000. Works fine in Mac OS 8.6 and 9.1
    and there are drivers on their web site for OS X.

    [url]http://www.d-link.com/products/?pid=122[/url]

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    In article
    <ron-shepard-0ED0BB.10294026072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    Ron Shepard <ron-shepardNOSPAM.comcast.net> wrote:
    > I have a Graphite G4 (1999 model) with a dead ethernet port. A
    > thunderstorm zapped it. I checked a few online stores and it looks
    > like I could buy a 10/100 PCI ethernet board for between $10 and
    > $40. This would be cheaper than repairing the motherboard ethernet.
    I bought the D-Link ethernet board (which was suggested in a
    previous post in this thread) for $12 and it works just fine. It
    came with OS 9 and OS X drivers on the install CD. I installed the
    software before trying the board; it is possible that it would have
    worked without the software. If I had thought about it, I would
    have tried it to see.

    $.02 -Ron Shepard
    Ron Shepard Guest

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    In article <MrNoSpam-6D0FF6.10014902082003news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
    Dale Stanbrough <MrNoSpambigpond.net.au> wrote:
    > Jeff Wechter wrote:
    >
    > > In article
    > > <ron-shepard-149749.23195931072003news.comcast.giganews.com
    > > >,
    > > Ron Shepard <ron-shepardNOSPAM.comcast.net> wrote:
    > >
    > > > In article
    > > > <ron-shepard-0ED0BB.10294026072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    > > > Ron Shepard <ron-shepardNOSPAM.comcast.net> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I have a Graphite G4 (1999 model) with a dead ethernet port. A
    > > > > thunderstorm zapped it. I checked a few online stores and it looks
    > > > > like I could buy a 10/100 PCI ethernet board for between $10 and
    > > > > $40. This would be cheaper than repairing the motherboard ethernet.
    > > >
    > > > I bought the D-Link ethernet board (which was suggested in a
    > > > previous post in this thread) for $12 and it works just fine. It
    > > > came with OS 9 and OS X drivers on the install CD. I installed the
    > > > software before trying the board; it is possible that it would have
    > > > worked without the software. If I had thought about it, I would
    > > > have tried it to see.
    >
    >
    > I've used generic ethernet boards with the realtek 8139 chip, and
    > they work ok for small file transfers, but cause a system crash
    > when transferring large files.
    > The Finder dies, and only a reboot brings things back.
    > This happens consistently and repeatedly with files >900 Meg;
    > i've not tried smaller files.
    >
    > i've got the latest drivers, and have had this behaviour with between
    > 3 different computers (all different models). Transferring using the
    > built in ethernet works fine.
    Funny. I have what I think is the same chipset in my file server and
    never had a problem with file transfers. I don't have any files that
    are 900Mb but have transfered more than that much at a shot.

    I think I'm using the Real-Tek driver, I don't know which version. I've
    also successfully used the MacAlly driver.

    I'm also using Real-Tek chipset boards in a total of about 4-5 computers.

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    Clark Martin
    Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

    "I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"
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