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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Stupid Computer Question My turn

    I'm working on a older Gateway PII system with a 3COM NIC. From the NIC, there is a three conductor (like a sound card or CD-ROM Audio cable) cable running to the MB. I can't make out any of the markings on the MB due to eyesight limitations. What is this cable for? I've never see this on a NIC before. TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    I'm working on a older Gateway PII system with a 3COM NIC. From the NIC, there is a three conductor (like a sound card or CD-ROM Audio cable) cable running to the MB. I can't make out any of the markings on the MB due to eyesight limitations. What is this cable for? I've never see this on a NIC before. TIA
    Photos do wonders, but I imagine if it looks like a cd-rom audio cable it very well could be for that specific purpose. Is it an ethernet? or phone modem? any model # on the card?
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    Digital Audio Cable on a NIC? That does sound kinda goofy...never seen that myself.

    Yeah....a picture would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    I'm working on a older Gateway PII system with a 3COM NIC. From the NIC, there is a three conductor (like a sound card or CD-ROM Audio cable) cable running to the MB. I can't make out any of the markings on the MB due to eyesight limitations. What is this cable for? I've never see this on a NIC before. TIA

    Maybe for a remote wake up?

    Is it a 3C905B-TX?

    http://support.3com.com/infodeli/too...mote/about.htm

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    hah hmmm WOL pin? Had forgotten about that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick burns
    Maybe for a remote wake up?

    Is it a 3C905B-TX?

    http://support.3com.com/infodeli/too...mote/about.htm
    Aaaah....that sounds like a viable reason.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    It's an Ethernet Adapter 10/100 base TX, Model # is 3C905C-TXM.

    Photo attached.

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    Must be wake on lan then
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Thanks all. Since I don't need Wake On LAN, and I didn't have the driver for this, I pulled the card and replaced it with a RealTec. Everything seems to be working just great.

    Thanks again!

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