This MacNews Category Review looks at Ethernet connectivity products for Mac OS X. Products covered include10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter FE-552, 100baseTX (CardBus) 10BASE-T LAN PC Card REX-CB81, AADU/10Base2 Transceiver LN-C, D-Link Express adapters, Denno FireWire/USB/LAN Smart Card, FriendlyNTE 696 10/100 Adapter, Green House H-ELM100R LAN Adapter, ICI89-ETHERO-KYO Kyocera Fast Ethernet + Cheapernet KUIO Printer Server, Network Flyer 100, PS19 Kyocera Fast Ethernet KUIO Print Server with routing function for MFG, Small Tree Communications Dual Connect, Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Card, Sonnet Presto Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet PCI Adapter Card, Stallion GT Copper Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and Zip-Linq cables.
The [url=http://www.macsense.com/]10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter FE-552]/url] is an auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet card featuring a REALTEK chipset. The card's 32-bit bus mastering is designed to give you higher processing speeds by reducing the burden on the host's central processing unit.
100baseTX(CardBus) 10BASE-T LAN PC Card REX-CB81
The [url=http://www.ratocsystems.com]100baseTX(CardBus) 10BASE-T LAN PC Card REX-CB81[/url] is an 100Mbps HighSpeed LAN PC Card (it's CardBus compatible).
AAUI/10Base2 Transceiver LN-C
This [url=http://www.macsense.com/]external transceiver[/url] enables any Mac with an AAUI-Port to be connected to a Thinwire-Network (10BASE 2 BNC) or a 10BASE-T-Ethernet-Network without the need of installing any software. The company also makes the Apple AUI Transceiver LeeNet-M2 and the Apple AUI Transceiver LeeNet-MT, which perform similar functions.
D-Link Express Ethernet Adapters
[url=http://www.dlink.com/]These adapters[/url] are Fast Ethernet 3-2bit adapters with IEEE802.3 and IEEE 802.3u standards; they're available for internal and external use.
Denno FireWire/USB/LAN Smart Card -- PCI Expansion Card
[url=http://www.mathey.jp/]This[/url] is a PCI expansion card with FireWire x 3, USB x 3 and a LAN port. It's plug 'n play; the 100/10BASE-T LAN port supports auto setting of full/half duplex.
FriendlyNTE 696 10/100 Adapter
[url=http://www.asante.com/]The FriendlyNTE 696 10/100 Adapter[/url] is a dual platform, Fast Ethernet adapter supporting advanced network protocols such as VLAN and Jumbo Frame.
Green House H-ELM100R LAN adapter for PCI Ethernet
[url=http://www.green-house.co.jp/]This[/url] is a LAN adaptor for PCI Ethernet; 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatic recognition. It supports Full Duplex transmissions and employs Realtek ChipX.
ICI89-ETHER-KYO Kyocera Fast Ethernet + Cheapernet KUIO Printer Server
[url=http://www.seh.de/english/index.htm]This[/url] is a professional internal Fast Ethernet and Cheapernet print server, which has been designed to connect all types of Kyocera (KUIO Port) output devices to 10BaseT, 10Base2 and 100BaseTX networks. The IC189 network card supports all major operating systems, network protocols and printing methods. Its features include an integrated ThinPrint client, a security package and POP3 functionality.
Network Flyer 100
[url=http://www.ezurio.com/m2m/welcome_to_ezurio.asp]This[/url] is a 33MHz 32-bit 100BaseTX/ 10BaseT CardBus Ethernet PC card that brings PCI performance to your PowerBook. It has auto detection and configuration features. A LAN cable also available.
PS19 Kyocera Fast Ethernet KUIO Print Server with routing function for MFG
[url=http://www.seh.de/english/index.htm]This Ethernet network interface card PS19[/url] is a two-in-one print server for Kyocera multifunctional peripherals with scan system. Contrary to Kyocera's own solution, this print server with integrated router functionality connects the MFPs to the LAN using just one, instead of two, network plugs and IP-addresses.
Small Tree Communications Dual Connect, Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Card
[url=http://www.small-tree.com/]This[/url] Dual Connect card provides two independent gigabit Ethernet ports in a single PCI card. The same company also makes the Dual Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet Card, Power Connect 10Gb Ethernet Adapter, "Quad Connect" Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Single Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet Card, Single Port Gibabit Ethernet Card, Six Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, CX4 Copper 10Gb Ethernet Adapter and the PEG34m Gigabit Etherent ExpressCard for the MacBook Pro.
Sonnet Presto Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet PCI Adapter Card
[url=http://www.sonnettech.com/]The Presto Gigabit[/url] is a PCI adapter card that provides gigabit Ethernet capability to your legacy Mac.
Stallion GT Copper Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
[url=http://www.teamasa.com/]Stallion GT[/url] is the second generation Gigabit Ethernet PCI Adapter for Power Macintosh workstations and servers. The Stallion GT is compliant with the IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3zu, and IEEE 802.3ab specifications for Gigabit Ethernet over copper. The same company also makes the Stallion-GE-II, the second generation Gigabit Ethernet PCI Adapter for Power Macintosh workstations and servers.
[url=http://www.keyspan.com]Zip-Linq Cables[/url] are a range of retractable cables for Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity.
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[url=http://guide.apple.com/index.lasso]Macintosh Products Guide[/url].