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  1. From memory, @Bolle has reproduced the neckboard/wiring stuff for the Xceed, and might have some insight on why it's different from the stock one. (If it wasn't you, sorry)
  2. I have one, it's nice. My first impressions are here:
  3. I do not have any of this information, but would also like to have a copy if anyone else has it.
  4. For reliability, you are likely right that it will be better; and I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work, so long as you're not expecting a speedup .
  5. A 10mbit hub is a very useful thing to have around for connecting old computers with. That looks like a reasonable price to me, too, so yeah, that might be a good plan.
  6. Wow, yes, that must be. Someone rushed to get that released .
  7. I think it's mostly the physics of it: the cheaper ones tend to be big rigid things and these will put more strain on the connector on the powerbook, because they'll create a moment around it. The Apple ones tend to be smaller, and the better ones are flexible / cables. So you're much less likely to break something by sheer physics, if that makes sense.
  8. Well done! I'm lagging significantly behind you, I fear... but most of mine is done too, so I will hopefully join you in checkerboard land shortly
  9. You will get very heavily bottlenecked by the SCSI connection in this case. SCSI-1 is not fast, so do not expect too much...
  10. That sounds about the right date. As I noted above, the 10BaseT standard (that autonegotiation relies on) wasn't finished/published until the end of 1990, so I would expect things from before that time not to work very well with modern equipment. The thing that means you don't have to worry about straight/crossover is called Auto-MDIX, and it works by basically rearranging the pinout of the Ethernet jack on the fly until it finds something that works. You're right that this didn't become ubiquitous until Gigabit, but a reasonably decent reasonably modern 100mbit switch
  11. Does one of them have the TX-RX pins crossed over and one not? That would account for the original working to the mbp with a terminal program but not to a printer...
  12. 'Wherefore' means 'why', not 'where'. In the famous scene in R&J, Juliet is noting with despair that if Romeo had any other name, none of the disaster would be happening, hence 'wherefore art thou Romeo' (as opposed to someone else who wouldn't matter)
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