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Notebook and PC Networked with CAT5, RJ-45, want to go to phoneline
cgcomptech Apr-23-01 05:56 AM
Hello,

I recently purchased a PCMCIA NIC for my notebook, and a PCI NIC for my PC. The NIC that I have with my desktop is compatable with Phoneline and RJ-45 connectors. The PCMCIA NIC, has the little cable that connects to it. That little cable is for an RJ-45 connection. They are both 10BaseT/10Base2.

I want to save cost by building off of the existing phone line structure that I have in the house.

Am I able to purchase a different connector for the PCMCIA card? Please let me know if I confused you.


1. RE: Notebook and PC Networked with CAT5, RJ-45, want to go to phoneline
lbyard Apr-23-01 02:11 PM
In response to message 0
I donít know what NIC you have in the PC. What is it? You will be doing yourself a big favor if you run CAT 5 cable for the network. Larry

2. RE: Notebook and PC Networked with CAT5, RJ-45, want to go to phoneline
cgcomptech Apr-23-01 05:09 PM
In response to message 1
What is the throughput for Phoneline?

The NIC that I have in my PC is a Diamond.
The NIC I have in my notebook is a 3com - Etherlink III, (Dell)


The reason why I wanted to use phoneline, is because I already have about 600feet of phoneline and 4 wall jacks that I can add in.


3. RE: Notebook and PC Networked with CAT5, RJ-45, want to go to phoneline
lbyard Apr-23-01 09:36 PM
In response to message 2
10 Mhz. If you are going to run wire, strongly recommend that you run CAT 5. CAT 5 wire is cheap. Phoneline networks require phone line network adapters. They aren't cheap. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/dlink/dhn910/dhn910.htm for more info. You said the adapter in the PC does not have an RJ-45 jack? You may find my rough notes at http://duxcw.com/about/count.htm and cabling article at http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm useful and. Larry

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