Subject: Re: How to check for a 50 or 75 ohm connector
Date: 22 Dec 2002 23:41:42 GMT
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DarkMatter wrote in news:email@example.com:
> Yes, and as the 10baseT was also generally available on the NICs,
> twisted pair was generally used. Also, on trying to get 10base2 to
> actually work at 10Mb/s. The collision levels were horrendous.
Absolutely right. I have a whole stack of Etherlink IIIs that back you up
on that statement. Cat3/5 was/is so much easier to work with, too...
> Trust me. Most systems were RJ-45 right after the jump from 2Mb/s to
> the availability of it. Most skipped right over 10Base2, because
> RJ-45 was actually easier to terminate, and cheaper to implement.
> It was electrically better as well.
Oh, I do. I do remember some comapnies sticking with their already hugely
expensive coax nets because of the investment they had already made, but
some months later, after 20 or 30 calls for support due to cable trapped in
doors, high-heeled shoes and floor runs or just some looney pulling the
terminator they came around... Especially given the £85 call-out charge :o)
> Arcnet was fun though. What was that? 360kb/s? Hahahah....
> Those were the days... Essentially it was Tandy Corp, not Billy boy,
> that put us all where we are today. Connected. Regardless of OS.
Remember twinax? And TDRs? Ah, the nostalgia (or psychotic interludes,
depending on your position in the food chain in those days...)