[vcf-midatlantic] Museum network

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 08:15:59 EST 2016

If anyone is ever looking for a deal on POE switches, I've found that
Avaya / Nortel switches go for crazy low prices on fleeBay. I'd sooner
trust a 5 or 8 year old Avaya switch than a new bargain one. The only
annoyance I've had with them so far is that the older ones with a DB9
serial port use a different console cable than Dell, HP, or Sonicwall


On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 10:27 PM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On Nov 28, 2016, at 8:16 PM, Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On 11/28/2016 4:01 PM, Systems Glitch via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>  unless it's*really*  poorly behaved 10baseT.
>> I.e. Asante Nubus cards which fail to properly query/broadcast their network type/etc? I have to run those behind their own tiny 10baseT hub to connect to the network at all...
> FWIW, a 10Base-T switch should work fine in those situations, though they're relatively rare compared to 10/100 or gigabit switches.  It's not the switch to which the embuggered Ethernet device objects (and I have a few Mac Ethernet cards of the above-described type with that problem), it's the negotiate.
> If you can manually set the port speed, that's good, otherwise, you can force it by putting a hub/bridge/switch in between to force it to 10.
> - Dave

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