I have a thin (coax) ethernet network here with 4 macs and one W95 PC,
currently connected to a Pipeline 75 ISDN Router, which has 10base2 coax
connection. I am trying to find out if there is a way to connect a cable
modem (RJ45 twisted pair interface only) to my coax network.
This must have come up before!!
My main mac's ethernet card has 10baseT AND 10base2 (coax) interfaces, but
only uses one at a time.
I tried a second PCI-ethernet card (PCI to 10base2), but apparently the mac
can't see both ethernet cards at the same time, so I still lose the rest of
my network as far as the cable modem is concerned.
Isn't there SOME way of translating or bridging the coax network to a
10baseT cable modem at reasonable cost?
I CANNOT rewire my whole house for twisted pair. I do not want to get in to
a Windows NT server. Would the W95/98 machine be any more lenient (with the
right card) than the Mac? Or is there a reasonably priced HUB that would
bridge both connections ("has to have an uplink port" according to my cable
Knowledgable folk, PLEASE HELP! I really want to get my neywork on cable!!
Why don't they put a 10base2 connection on the friggin' modem? Wouldn't cost
that much more!