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Starmax and network problem
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Mar 5, 2001, 02:43 AM
 
Just swapped my 5-port hub with a 8-port Linksys switch. My Starmax is now unable to access the internet even though I did not change any network settings on it. When I bypass the Linksys switch and connect directly to my cable modem everything is working fine. Everything else on my network is working fine.
     
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Mar 5, 2001, 10:01 PM
 
I hate problems like that.

Is it a third party ethernet card?

I guess you can try zapping the pram.
     
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Mar 6, 2001, 01:37 AM
 
yes, its a third-party card. I upgraded the driver for the card but the problem persists. When I replace the hub with the switch then everything works fine again. I guess I will have to return the 8-port switch.
     
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Mar 6, 2001, 10:13 PM
 
bosolevu-

i too have a starmax and i am interested in putting an ethernet card in it. problem is, i would also like to put Linux on the machine. will this cause problems with the Ethernet card? will i need a special driver or is it more of a "plug and play"? (sorry for the MS cliche)

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Mar 7, 2001, 02:59 AM
 
Originally posted by splyn:
bosolevu-

i too have a starmax and i am interested in putting an ethernet card in it. problem is, i would also like to put Linux on the machine. will this cause problems with the Ethernet card? will i need a special driver or is it more of a "plug and play"? (sorry for the MS cliche)

The ethernet card in my Starmax works fine. Don't know much about Linux though.

     
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Mar 7, 2001, 07:24 AM
 
did you install the ethernet card yourelf? mine has no ethernet card so im looking at putting one in.

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Mar 8, 2001, 08:38 AM
 
Small Dog has DAYNA ethernet card that works flawlessly on Starmax 4000/160 for
$5.00
     
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Mar 8, 2001, 09:37 AM
 
do you have a laptop or other machine that you can plug in and try to see if that connects?
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Mar 8, 2001, 09:40 AM
 
I'm moving this to the Airport and Networking forum....
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