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Ethernet Switch on PCI Card?

By hughweiss ·
Hi;

Can anyone point me to a source of Ethernet
switches that are on a PCI card? I've seen them
in the past, but after numerous google searches
on various combinations of PCI, Ethernet and
switch, I can't find what I'm looking for. I
would also be interested in ethernet switches
that slide into an available 5 1/4" drive bay
and draw power from a drive power cable from the
PC's power supply. Anything that let's me get
a small Ethernet switch inside a PC would be
fine.

Thanks in advance...

-Hugh

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by BenWagg In reply to Ethernet Switch on PCI Ca ...

I'm not sure about a "switch" on a PCI card, but I've seen dual- or multi-port PCI NICs.

How about:
http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/pro1000mt_dual_server_adapter.htm

Or,
http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=features&pathtype=purchase&sku=3C982-TXM

Or,
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?sess=no&prodkey=ANA-64044&cat=%2fTechnology%2fFast+Ethernet%2fAdaptec+DuraLAN+Network+Interface+Cards

Or,
http://www.alacritech.com/html/4port.html

I have never had a problem installing or trying to connect to any of these. ...of course, I have never been able to afford to buy one of these, but I was trying to sound reassuring...

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by hughweiss In reply to Ethernet Switch on PCI Ca ...

Thanks for your ideas, but I was hoping to find something that
was more of a pure switch rather than mutiple host interfaces.
I think I'm out of luck on this one!

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Honestly Hugh, I'm sure your intent is to either save space or save money, but these solutions, (I have seen the one you're refering to) can not handle the slightest amount of traffic. My advise is to drop the idea, purchase a small switch that meets your budget and your needs. Feel free to email me if you need assistance with picking out switches, I do it all day long. (but no, I don't sell them. Sorry)

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by jtakiwi In reply to Ethernet Switch on PCI Ca ...

Hugh, I've seen PCI card hubs, not switches before, Try TigerDirect or PC Connection, or another reseller like that.

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