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    Can You Tell What It Is Yet?



    A tasty virtual pack of cookies for whoever guesses first (it should be nice and easy for some of you!)

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    Looks like a very old ethernet card....

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    Looks like a very old EISA ethernet card at that. I'm going to stick my neck out and say a Novell Ethernet T/TC?

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    Looks about right to me... Pehraps a serial controller onboard as well?

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    it also has one of those tv-tuner type input sockets.. I wonder what those do? too early for domestic fibre optics.. thats for sure..

    man.. check out the size of those ICs...
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    Unless i'm mistaken, that looks more like an ethernet plug...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM
    Looks like a very old ethernet card....
    Correct!

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    Looks like a very old EISA ethernet card at that. I'm going to stick my neck out and say a Novell Ethernet T/TC?
    Err... I'll be honest and say I have no idea as to the make/model. I first found it during a clear out of rubbish, and I had no idea what it was. I think it shows the progression of technology quite well - modern network cards are smaller and faster.
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    looks like thick and thin ethernet connectors on that there. i'd say it was a server card given the size of it

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    TV aerial plug looks more like a BNC female connector (notice the little notch.) No idea about the internal connector though (looks similar to IDE/Floppy connectors)...
    These were used for networking before RJ45s and serial connections.

    BTW I have an ISA network card lying around with a BNC, RJ45 and RS232 serial connector which my dad mistakenly bought at the markets because they advertised it as a TV card.
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    Its not token-ring...it is a 10mb Ethernet card with Thin and Thick ethernet ports.

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    The multiple connector is an AUI interface (Attachment Unit Interface) basically where thick wire ethernet transceivers connected to. As other have said, the BNC connector is for thin wire ethernet (co-ax cable!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb
    The multiple connector is an AUI interface (Attachment Unit Interface) basically where thick wire ethernet transceivers connected to. As other have said, the BNC connector is for thin wire ethernet (co-ax cable!)
    What's the multiple connector - the connector on the board or plate?
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    The external. Perhaps the internal is to connect two together. This was probably for use in a Novell server. I've still got a bundle of slightly later ethernet cards plus cable. Must throw them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM
    Unless i'm mistaken, that looks more like an ethernet plug...
    BNC connection.

    Physical and Logical bus configuration.

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    Mmm, ThinNet

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    Still use 10Mb on thick Co-Ax around the house. CAT5 causes awfull radio interfearance.

    Got some sheilded stuff to go in, but I don't fancy the crawl through the loftspace.

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