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Performa 575 & Ethernet
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Apr 1, 2001, 10:01 PM
Just wondering what I need to get a Performa 575 connected to a Linksys 4 port router for web access. If I'm able to use the connection for file sharing with my G3, all the better.

As far as I know, it is in its as new condition; no new cards or ports have been added. I do know that there was an external modem connected at one time. Can this port be used?

Thanks for any help,

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Apr 2, 2001, 05:50 PM
You need to get an LC ethernet card (by Farallon or Asante) from one of the major vendors or you can get a used card. It is supposed to come with drivers. You need one that has an RJ-45 connector (10baseT) and you can connect that to a hub using a patch cable. To connect directly to the mother machine, you can use a cross-over cable, but they are not as reliable as using even a cheapo 10baseT hub.

Some of the older RJ-45 cards might be 2baseT, but I think that will work with a 10baseT hub.

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Apr 2, 2001, 11:38 PM
Hi Kevin,
Adding an ethernet card will allow you internet access (via the Linksys) and will also allow you to fileshare between your machines... A great resource for learning about networking your macs is http://www.threemacs.com .
best of luck,
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