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G5 iMac ethernet?
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Chito
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Oct 8, 2004, 09:54 AM
 
I'm considering buying a G5 iMac to replace my 2002 QS 933 G4 but I noticed that the iMac doesn't have 10/100/1000 ethernet. I connect to the internet using a wired router and DSL. Am I going to regret not having the faster ethernet speed or is it probably something my existing power mac doesn't use?
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Oct 8, 2004, 10:01 AM
 
If your only connection is DSL, you truly won't have to worry about the lack of "/1000"

Your DSL is most likely slower than 8Mbit, which is slower than the lowest speed the ethernet card in the iMac supports. Some people have 100Mbit cable connections ( Like in Malmö, Sweden ) and there the 100Mbit mode of the iMac ethernet interface comes in handy. But unless you have a gigabit enabled computer at home that you are going to talk to, and a gigabit switch to connect the two computers together, you don't have to worry.

And gigabit to the home is not quite around the corner for most of humanity
     
Chito  (op)
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Oct 8, 2004, 10:13 AM
 
Thanks for the quick reply. I didn't notice the speed difference before....I guess I just thought all macs came with the faster ports. If it doesn't matter I suppose I'll be getting a 20" iMac.
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Oct 8, 2004, 01:40 PM
 
Yes even if you only had the WORST card which no mac have had for a while it would still be faster then your internet connection.

In other words, not an issue.

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