Depends on what protocol you want to use.
If Ethernet only, then you a Ethernet hub or switch along with network
cards for the AS/400, the PCs and you need Ethernet/Twinax converters for
the Twinax devices like this:
If Twinax only, you need twinax cards and emulation software for the PCs.
Along with baluns and a twinax hub such as:
Third option is to use a combination of Ethernet and Twinax. For this
you need Ethernet cards for the AS/400 & PCs and an Ethernet hub. Along
with a Twinax hub and balens for the twinax devices. This is I believe
the most cost effective and easiest to implement method.
> so what is the way to follow in order to connect PCs, twinax terminals
> and twinax printers to the AS/400 server with RJ45 Cat 5 cables?
> Thank you
> T PASTOR
> > > Hi -
> > >>i'd like to know if it is possible to connect an as400 server with an
> > >>ethernet card to a generic switch and then connect twinax devices like
> > >>terminals or printers to the switch with the help of baluns.
> > > Twinax and ethernet have totally different protocols. You cannot hook
> > > a twinax connection to an ethernet card. You cannot run a twinax
> > > connection through an ethernet switch. Twinax and ethernet must be
> > > kept separate.
> > Agreed. However, there are devices to connect multiple twinax devices
> > to Ethernet networks. Terminal servers, really. (I can't recall the
> > name of the one I saw, although it was $1500.)