: I need to hook an AUI port on a hub to an AUI jack on the back of an
: ethernet card. Sounds simple enough. So we made a straight through 15 pin
: to 15 pin cable (about 2 feet), plugged it in and no joy. The card works
: if we use an AUI to TP adapter then plug into a TP port on the hub so I know
: that the card and hub are good. Is there anything special I need to know about
: that AUI to AUI cable? Minimum length? Any crossed wires?
: Thanks for your help,
: Dave Kapalko
While some people have built AUI to AUI cables and have had them work,
there is no collision detection between the two NIC's, so it's not
really a good idea. It violates the Ethernet Spec for darn sure.
Spend $70 and get two BNC or TP transceivers, connect them together.
It's worth it to avoid the headaches.
Network Analyst Of course, this is just my
Registrar's Office * Systems Support Group tiny, insignificant, humble
University of Massachusetts, Amherst opinion. If you don't like it....