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10baseT on 100baseT network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by StevenYoungMin, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. StevenYoungMin

    StevenYoungMin Thread Starter

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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.

    Steven
     
  2. Rockn

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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.
     
  3. StevenYoungMin

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

    STeven
     
  4. Rockn

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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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