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08-Dec-2010, 08:42 PM #1
Connect pc to network router using 1394 firewire
I have a Compaq Presario with a 1394 firewire port on the back. I'm also using a broadband cellular modem for my internet connection. On the Axesstel CDMA 1xEV-DO modem/router, there is a 1394 port(4 pin-I think). I'm wondering if I can use that 1394 port (@ 400 Mbps) to connect with my pc...

I am currently using a standard RJ45 ethernet cable to connect the pc to the router.

So, two questions, 1. Can I utilize the faster 1394 port for networking vs the 100 Mbps ethernet port? and 2. What kind of cable do I need and where can I obtain one?

Please advise. Thanks!!
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08-Dec-2010, 10:08 PM #2
What model router? Do you have a link to a user or reference manual?

You can buy a firewire cable at places that sell cables; e.g., Best Buy and Amazon.com.

Why would you want to do this?
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Thank you for your reply.

The model router is MV440. My only interest in using this connection is an assumption that it may be a bit faster (400 Mbps) vs the ethernet connection on the router (100 Mbps). If that is not true, than I don't need to pursue it any further.
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09-Dec-2010, 11:05 AM #4
Are you talking about internet access? I'm guessing that your internet access is probably around 3 Mbps at most. If it is greater than 60 plus Mbps then you may get better results from firewire.

I'm puzzled why I can't find any information about a firewire port on that router. This is one place I've read. That, and every other place I've found, lists b/g wireless, 1 USB and 4 ethernet ports, but nothing about firewire or IEEE 1394.
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