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    Gigabit ethernet connectors?

    Loking at the Samsung Chromebook specs, and picture gallery, I see that the gigabit ethernet connector slot looks somewhat 'T' shaped. (Not at all RJ45 shaped)
    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...550.html#specs

    I have not yet used or found out much about gigabit but what I have seen so far suggests it is backwards compatible with earlier connectors, physically at least.

    Am I missing something?

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    Re: Gigabit ethernet connectors?

    It probably just uses an external RJ-45 adapter to connect to a normal cable.

    The old pcmcia ethernet adapters used a similar setup as the physical size/profile was to small for a RJ-45 socket.

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    Smile Re: Gigabit ethernet connectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    The old pcmcia ethernet adapters used a similar setup as the physical size/profile was to small for a RJ-45 socket.
    My brother used to have such an adapter
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    Re: Gigabit ethernet connectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by lz1dsb View Post
    My brother used to have such an adapter
    I actually still have one (3Com) and it works out of the box but I never use it.

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    Smile Re: Gigabit ethernet connectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I actually still have one (3Com) and it works out of the box but I never use it.
    Out of the box, you mean with Linux? I can't remember the exact model that my brother used. But he definitely used it with Linux. Back in the days where it was quite of a challenge to get your hardware working with Linux
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    Re: Gigabit ethernet connectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by lz1dsb View Post
    Out of the box, you mean with Linux?
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