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FogMonster

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USB Ethernet Adapter.
« on: May 17, 2010, 03:43:11 pm »
Hi,

Can anyone suggest / recommend a USB to Ethernet adapter for my (in design stage) Linux MCE core ?

I will be using a Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop (not sff) for the Core, and that only has one NIC (10/100/1000) which will be fine for the "inside" network.

I don't want to use up of the 3 (1 x PCIe, 2 x PCI) slots for a second NIC, and given the my home internet connection is the bottle neck to the outside world, I don't need Gig to the DSL router, 10 or 100 meg will do.

So any suggestions for a USB to Ethernet adpter that will work (out of the box pref) on the Gutsy install of Linux MCE ?

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,
Fog.

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Re: USB Ethernet Adapter.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 10:28:14 am »
Hi,

Can anyone suggest / recommend a USB to Ethernet adapter for my (in design stage) Linux MCE core ?

I will be using a Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop (not sff) for the Core, and that only has one NIC (10/100/1000) which will be fine for the "inside" network.

I don't want to use up of the 3 (1 x PCIe, 2 x PCI) slots for a second NIC, and given the my home internet connection is the bottle neck to the outside world, I don't need Gig to the DSL router, 10 or 100 meg will do.

So any suggestions for a USB to Ethernet adpter that will work (out of the box pref) on the Gutsy install of Linux MCE ?

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,
Fog.

Hi,

We use these sometimes as the WAN side NIC in smaller Core's. WAN side you only really need 100Mbit;

http://www.belkincables.co.uk/networking_256885011_B000062R4P_Belkin-USB-10100-Ethernet-Adapter

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