10baseT on 100baseT network

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StevenYoungMin

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I'm using a win98 laptop connected to an ethernet via a 10baseT PCMCIA NIC which has both BNC and RJ45 connections. The network is going to be upgraded to a 100baseT in the near future. Will the 10baseT card I have still work ? Can I get it to work by adding a clever hub ? Can you run different parts of an ethernet network at different speeds? Or perhaps I'm better buying a new NIC

Any pointers would be much appreciated.

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You most certainly can run a network at 2 different speeds. As long as the hub/switch you are connecting to is dual speed. You might be better off buying a new NIC if you are upgrading soon anyway.
 

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Thanks - If I opt to use a dual speed hub - do I slow the network down for everyone else?

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Nope...the uplink will be connected at whatever speed the other end is at if you get a good autosensing hub
 
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