PowerMac Ethernet Port

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Falleron, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. Falleron macrumors 68000

    Falleron

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    Hi. Is the ethernet port on the PowerMac Autosensing (Like the PowerBook)? i want to connect 2 computers with an normal straight through cable + not buy a crossover cable. Does anyone know if the powermac will cross the pins for me?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    I know this works in OSX, not to sure about OS9 though (on a G4Dual800)

    Ensign
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    I heard the same. It should work in X, but not 9.
     
  4. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

    Falleron

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    The problem I may have then is that I need to connect an old 8600 PowerMac & a Dual Ghz PowerMac together (connecting OS8.6 --> OS9 or OSX). I'll give it a go in the next couple of days and let you know the result.
     

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