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'(OT) Parallel port->ethernet (was Re: Car MP3 Play'
1999\08\19@205854 by Thomas Brandon

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There used to be a fair few manufacturers of parallel->ethernet for laptops
before PCMCIA took off. We have a couple here and my old boss used to have
one. However, these were popular when ethernet was fairly new and most
people were on arcnet/token ring so a lot are not ethernet. I don't know if
anyone still makes them. If you have any friends who work for universities
that's probably a good place to ask. That's where I work and we certainly
have a few lying around.

If your REALLY having troubles finding one cheap, contact me and I may be
able to help but be warned I live on the bottom of the world so P&P would be
big.

Another possibility might be AUI. Have no idea what format it is but it
looks like a serial/parallel port. So if you can get your hands on an
AUI->BNC/RJ-45 transceiver (I got one of each for some unknown reason) that
might be a goer. Or of course you could do a SLIP interface ala iPIC Web
server but then you'd need a router (or something) to do SLIP->Ethernet.

Tom.
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From: Byron A Jeff <spam_OUTbyronTakeThisOuTspamCC.GATECH.EDU>
Subject: Re: (OT) Re: Car MP3 Player (was Thanks for the Information)
> BTW does anyone know a source of parallel port based Ethernet ports? If I
> keep my current case configuration, that may end up being my ticket for
> getting the unit on the net.
> BAJ

1999\08\20@063048 by Byron A Jeff

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> There used to be a fair few manufacturers of parallel->ethernet for laptops
> before PCMCIA took off. We have a couple here and my old boss used to have
> one. However, these were popular when ethernet was fairly new and most
> people were on arcnet/token ring so a lot are not ethernet. I don't know if
> anyone still makes them. If you have any friends who work for universities
> that's probably a good place to ask. That's where I work and we certainly
> have a few lying around.

I work for a University. I haven't seen one in a while.

>
> If your REALLY having troubles finding one cheap, contact me and I may be
> able to help but be warned I live on the bottom of the world so P&P would be
> big.

Understood and thanks.

>
> Another possibility might be AUI. Have no idea what format it is but it
> looks like a serial/parallel port. So if you can get your hands on an
> AUI->BNC/RJ-45 transceiver (I got one of each for some unknown reason) that
> might be a goer. Or of course you could do a SLIP interface ala iPIC Web
> server but then you'd need a router (or something) to do SLIP->Ethernet.

Well that's not really an option due to lack of space. I'm trying to stick
a PC in a low profile custom case. This requires there to be no cards
installed. This is fine because the MB has onboard serial, parallel, floppy,
IDE, video and sound. But not ethernet.

Another possibility is to get a right angle extender so that the ethernet
card sits parallel to the MB. I have a source for those at $35 US.

I'm getting the impression that you think I'm going to connect the parallel
ethernet to a PIC. It's a regular PC.

And in the meantime I do plan to run a PPP connection to the rest of my
network. However since I'm going to need to be able to transfer MP3 back
and forth I require a faster interface than 115.2BPS serial.

Thanks for the suggestions.

BAJ
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1999\08\20@105856 by David Blain

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If your mother board has built in USB, there are some manufactures making
USB Ethernet adapters.

Just thought you would like to know about other options.

David.

1999\08\20@174619 by tec

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I have one of the old parrallel to ethernet adaptors at home.  I think it was
made by Accton.  I had to get the drivers not long ago off their website so
it may still be an available product.

Todd Conard
tecspamKILLspamtec-tronics.com


David Blain wrote:

> If your mother board has built in USB, there are some manufactures making
> USB Ethernet adapters.
>
> Just thought you would like to know about other options.
>
> David.

1999\08\20@192630 by Mark Willis

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I can still find a ton of IQ Technologies' (One of the first companies
to make these IIRC) 10BaseT adapters at a local store, I haven't checked
on price yet.  (I don't know if those are the Turbo or non-Turbo
models.)  I don't know on drivers on those, imagine they're still out
there <G>

I have a Compex parallel port widget;  Xircom, among many other
companies, made a LOT of these for laptops.  Otherwise you had only
floppies to transfer data through (Ick!)

 Mark

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