Thank you for the reply. In an ideal world we would have put cat5e cable in,
but we had to bury a cable of 150 meters under a lawn flower bed and church
car park, with no facilities to power a repeater hald way along. Hence the
thin ethernet. We have more recently considered an wifi bridge, but can't get
anywhere near a line of site and as this carries church stuff, people become
very sensitive if they think that others might be able to hack into a wider
broadcast wifi signal. So it looks like we'll have to put up with 10 mips for
the moment. As you may have seen, Michale suggested we try a crossover cable,
which has sorted it, and we are back onliine.
"Steve Urbach" wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:16:08 -0700, Traveller_agr
> <Traveller_agr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >We have a small network cat5 linked with a small segment running along coax
> >thin ethernet (for distnace reasons) at the end of this is a machine running
> >XP quite happily. We have just replaced a machine in the middle of this
> >segment with a new one running Vista Business. As we couldn't find any Vista
> >drivers for the Linksys II dual coax, RJ45 card we had, we are using a bulk
> >standard 10/100 card, with an old D-link media converter to convert the
> >'coax' ethernet to 'cat5'. If we plug an XP machine onto this we get full
> >communication, if we put the new machine with Vista we get 'network cable
> >unplugged' if we take the Vista machine to the hub and plug it directly into
> >the hub, we get networking. I tried disabling TCP v6 and just leaviing 4 to
> >no avail. Any suggestions....Help :-))
> You are using an AUI port?
> The RG59 connector (thin coax) is called 10base2. (200 Meters).
> Use a "repeater" (Ethernet extender) at the CAT5e 100M point and you
> should be able to bump up your speed to 100MBPS.