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Posted on 1998-08-14
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Has eanyone tryed using 10mb Hub With Two 100Mb cards?

I suppose the question is realy are 100Mb hubs actualy different of is it a tollerance thing?
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The 10BaseT hubs are different than 100BaseT hubs.  Many 100BaseT hubs and network cards, however, will take 10BaseT connections for backward compatibility.  If you are using 100BaseT network cards with a 10BaseT hub, then you are running your 100Mb/S network at 10Mb/S.  It will work, but you're only getting 10% of the bandwidth you've paid for.
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But if you force the cards to connect at 100mb will they just not work or what?

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The 100BaseT card will not connect to a 10BaseT hub at 100Mb/s.  I don't think you can force it, but if you were able to, it wouldn't work.  The hub wouldn't be able to understand the data and there would be no transfer.
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No forcing will make it run at 100MBPS.The hub you need for that is called an FDDI and runs around $4,000 with 16 port connectors.
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timmi,

Go back under your rock and stay there!  100BaseT and FDDI are two different things.  FDDI is FIBER OPTIC, 100BaseT is copper wire!
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