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Does a firewire - ethernet adaptor exist?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by SeaneyC, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. SeaneyC

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    I am so angry right now, my friend was using the laptop to surf the net. I put the laptop back in its place, i walked back, the long wire wrapped round my foot, and i just lauched my iBook into the air. It landed on the ethernet plug, and seems to have snapped the socket from the board on the iBook. It looks bent, and the houseing of just the socket is a bit split, and there is no network activity at all.

    Clearly i'm raging at this, as it means more expenditure, not to upgrade anything technical, but now just to keep it running. Does anyone know of a device that turns a firewire socket into a network socket? Bear in mind i'm running an iBook, with Mac OS X. Any help appreciated, as i can imagine getting a fix done to be bleedin expensive. I might even end up bankrupting myself and getting a wireless effort after this nights lesson :mad:

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    don't know if you can get a firewire to ethernet adaptor if that's what you mean. You might as well just get a cheap ethernet pcmcia card as a replacement
     
  3. SeaneyC

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    Yes i did mean a firewire to ethernet adaptor.

    iBook = No PCMCIA slot, but thanks anyway.

    Sean
     
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    Ah man that sucks. Oh well in that case if there is one you can bet it'll have a few extra 00s on the end of the price... gotta love Apples. Could always look into USB I guess
     
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    You can get USB and USB2 ethernet adapters but I don't recall seeing a firewire one.
     
  6. SeaneyC

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    Thankyou for your reply John. USB is too slow for my needs, which is why i was enquiring about the firewire one. I also have not seen one, i guess i was just a bit too optimisitc.

    Having slept on it, i've now resigned my next months pay to getting a wireless network, which should be fun, although expensive.

    Sean
     
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    Does the iBook not support USB2.0. This is 440Mbs and would generally suffice for normally network use. Afterall, the fastest wireless ethernet at the moment is 54Mbs (54g)
     
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    Call the insurance people.
     
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    Something like < This > ?

    or < this >

    seems like the cheapest way to get ethernet back.....
     
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    Many thanks for the replies guys, gonna see if accidental damage is covered by my policy, then see if it is worth it.

    Why can't i earn enough money, and just buy a new powerbook!

    Sean
     

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