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yay for extra parts [Apr. 10th, 2001|11:04 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Me: "You guys happen to have an extra ethernet card?"
Chuck: "Yeah, I got one."
... I set it up ....
Me: "Oh, you guys happen to have an extra ethernet cable?"
Kenji: "Yeah, I bought one yesterday and was going to return it... want to buy it?"

Heh. Cool.

Update: Few minutes later I rearrange some things away from the heater on the wall (which will start working tomorrow)

Me: "Oh, I'm going to have to go buy another phone cable tomorrow then."
Kenji: "Oh, I've got some." (he's got TONS)

w00t.

Update again: Chuck's ethernet card is dead ... physically. No pretty green lights. Anybody in the Seattle area have a spare old (but working) network card? I need it for my LJ test server.... testing some NAT and firewall stuff instead of screwing up the real servers.
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2001-04-10 11:44 pm (UTC)

i know!

i can't tell you how many parts i've had to borrow from my roommate. of course he is a robot so you know, its just a given.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-10 11:47 pm (UTC)

Re: i know!

he have an extra working ethernet card he'd like to donate to LJ?? :-P
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2001-04-11 06:53 am (UTC)
maybe I should have used that fancy antistatic bag..
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[User Picture]From: snowbunny
2001-04-11 01:55 pm (UTC)

What kind.

What kind ya need?? PCMCIA? PCI? ISA? 10 or 100Mb? I have several 10Mb ISA cards, some capable of full duplex. I have three PCMCIA 10Mb cards, 100Mb, two of the 10Mb full duplex. I may have a single PCI 10/100 card, but I'm not sure.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-11 01:58 pm (UTC)

Re: What kind.

PCI 10/100 would be ideal, but any 10 Mb ISA or PCI card would work.
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[User Picture]From: snowbunny
2001-04-11 02:16 pm (UTC)

Re: What kind.

catch me on icq... 12412010
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-04-11 10:30 pm (UTC)

Re: What kind.

I think best buy has them for free (or maybe $4 or something) after rebate right now. You should buy a ton of them. :-)

Hell, I should buy a ton of them, I have 2 of my computers here still running 10mbps... and my hub's only 10. Shit, I'm outdated.
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[User Picture]From: grumpydragon
2001-04-12 04:16 pm (UTC)
There is nothing worse than free shit that doesn't work.

Because you can't complain that its broken nearly as much when its free compared to if you had paid good money for it.

Damn nice people giving me free stuff that doesn't work.

fuck them!
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-12 04:17 pm (UTC)

Re:

worse, kenji's ethernet cable was a crossover cable, not a patch cable.

so nothing worked.
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[User Picture]From: grumpydragon
2001-04-12 04:27 pm (UTC)

Re:

Fuck them. Fuck them all!
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[User Picture]From: underpants
2001-04-13 03:39 am (UTC)

doh!

well, if the cable was a crossover, then maybe your cards good after all. :)

oh. wait. some of them have the lil always on light too. doh.

did ya try to ping its tail?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-13 08:32 am (UTC)

Re: doh!

It was totally dead.... no lights, and didn't show up when I listed the contents of PCI bus.
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[User Picture]From: aaron
2001-04-14 11:05 am (UTC)
Hack the Cross over, pair of Wire cutters and 10 minutes you can make it into a Patch cable. It's also a lot more fun than just buying a patch.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-14 11:22 am (UTC)
no time, no tools....
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