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pentium



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paolo.bertolo wrote:
Hello Everybody,

has anyone ever tried this kind of adapter?

I would like to connect my Cube 030 to a network and I need an adapter...

Any suggestion about this or alternative solutions?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Paolo

http://www.myithub.com.au/ALLOY-ECR10R-Ethernet-StandaloneRackmount-Media-Converter-10Base-T-RJ-45-to-10Base-2-BNC-185m-P27519.aspx



I have not used it with a NeXT before but I have used one of those adapters to get an IBM onto a wireless network.



They require pretty much no configuration as they only operate at the network level and are invisible to the computer and the LAN.
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paolo.bertolo



Joined: 24 Sep 2015
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Location: St Gallen, Switzerland

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear All,

thanks for the feedback, I will give it a try...

Paolo
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your objective is to connect the cube to a network, an alternative you might like is to use a 10BASE-5 to 10BASE-T adapter. These adapters also sell cheaply around the net.

I've used them to connect my 030 cube to my network, and less hassle than the 10BASE-2 BNC connectors and their need for proper termination. Same caveat with the other adapters mentioned -- once you are in the 10BASE-T part, some routers/hubs do not auto-detect and downgrade to the 10Mbps speed needed by these adapters. I've always kept and used an old NetGear 10Mbps intermediary hub for older equipment that expect 10Mbps.
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paolo.bertolo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some update on this topic. I finally managed to get one RJ45 to BNC Ethernet adapter. Mine is branded "RS Components", but it's just a sticker on a very generic device you can find with different brands.
BNC cabling must be of the right class and properly terminated at both ends. The adapter is then connected straight into an AirPort base.
Other than this, no special configuration whatsoever is needed, it's pretty much plug and play. Tested working on both Cube 030 and Station Mono.
Actually, this post is being edited on Cube 030 + OmniWeb 2.0 (I guess the least specified machine I've ever managed to connect to the internet).
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paolo.bertolo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the setup on the Cube 030


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