Need a litle additional input re: choosing an ethernet hub or switch....
Posted on 2004-08-15
Re: Comment from weed feedback
>> Ideally a network printer goes on the network by connecting to the hub or switch. USB isnt going to connect to an ethernet hub/switch so you have to use USB printer sharing off one of the Macs. If the mac with the printers is off, no printing.
All hubs/switches are going to do the job for you. You could probably even do with a slower 10/Base-T hub instead of 10/100/Base-T though theyre both pretty cheap so you might as well get a 10/100Base-T thatll do both.
Yes, you can do all the conversion with maclink. <<
Thanks... As far as the 'ethernet hub/switch' ... I am not particularly savvy as to what's what in this marketplace but in
just doing a quick price-comparision search found the following at newegg.com - Is this, for example, a model that would
work sufficiently for the job as you describe? --- (Price on this seems as good as any, in the under-30 dollar range...).
"D-Link DSS-5+ Desktop Stackable Dual Speed 5-port 10/100Mb Switch, Model DSS-5+ - Retail
Model# DSS-5+ Specifications:
Standards: IEEE802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3X
Ports: 5 x RJ-45 port
Speed: 10Mbps or 100Mbps NWAY auto-negotiation on all 5 ports
MAC Address Table: 1K
Buffer memory: Not specified
Switching Method: store and forward "
Again,not knowing whether any major technical advances have occured in this market, i can't offhand, judge whether
this model, for example, is less efficient or 'qualified' as say....something newer or if it's pretty much a situation where
most of them are pretty much the same in performance and function.... THanks for any thoughts on this!
Mike in Mich