So, I've got this PC sitting right next to my workstation, and I want
to connect them via ethernet. One card has an AUI output free (the
BNC connector is in use) and the other has an AUI and a 10baseT
connector free. I have been using two transceivers to go from AUI to
AUI, with thinnet in between.
However, I don't get to keep the transceivers forever. I am wondering
if it is possible to wire the AUI ports together.
I was planning to connect the cable as follows:
3 DO+ 5 DI+
4 SHIELD 4 SHIELD
5 DI+ 3 DO+
10 DO- 12 DI-
11 SHIELD 11 SHIELD
12 DI- 10 DO-
Obviously I don't want to connect the Voltage Plus (pin 13) since I
don't want to cook my network card.
Do I need to connect the Voltage Shield (pin 14) straight thru?
Do I need to connect the Voltage Common (pin 6) straight thru?
Are these used ONLY for the power supply functions? If so, I don't
need them, right?
Obviously pins 7, 8, & 15 are no connects.
I am not sure what to do with Control-In lines (pins 1, 2, & 9). Are
these used by the transceiver to send messages to the AUI? (one way)
It occurs to me that if these signals are generated by the
transceiver, and if they are REQUIRED, my idea might not be workable.
Any comment and advice is appreciated. I do not know a great deal
about the Ethernet spec, and I am working off my knowledge of how
RS232 signals are cross wired. I realize this may be a Bad Idea.
(that's why I'm posting!)
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