[LUNI] Re: [OT] Media converters - USB to Fast Ethernet
knura at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 29 22:04:47 CST 2004
Actually, I was looking for the converter to connect a broad band USB
cable modem to my D-Link router that has an ethernet WAN port. The ISP
is providing the modem and it has only an USB port to connect to the
I have seen cable modems with both ethernet and USB ports. I may have
to buy one; hopefully these units allow their MAC address to be
modified (this ISP registers MAC address).
Thanks Mike for the extender link (in your other post).
-- Arun Khan
> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:23:07 -0600
> From: Mike Crawford <mike at tuxnami.org>
> Subject: Re: [LUNI] Re: [OT] Media converters - USB to Fast Ethernet
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> On Nov 28, 2004, at 10:12 PM, Arun Khan wrote:
> > Mike, thx for your response.
> > No, I do not mean an USB NIC. I am aware of those and in fact have
> > SMC unit that works quite well with Linux.
> > I am looking for hardware converters similar to the likes of
> > Ethernet/Fiber converters - they do not need any drivers to be
> > in the PC for them to work. Have not find any thru Google search
> > if anyone knows any Model/brand I would appreciate it.
> I'm not sure I follow you then. USB is not ethernet, therefore a
> converter will not work. Things like cat 5 to Fiber converters
> from one ethernet form, like 100-Base-TX to 100-Base-FX (100Mbps cat
> to 100Mbps fiber). You will not find such a beast for USB, since USB
> is not an ethernet bus, it's a connectivity bus. The only thing you
> will be able to use is a USB NIC.
> - - mike
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