I have no comparison to the D-link 660, but my two 3C589D work just fine, no
What might be an issue is how the connection between the Ethernet and your
card is made:
do you need RJ45 (twisted pair) or thin Ethernet (BNC) or both?
The 3C589D came with an adaptor box providing both, RJ45 and BNC, but then
you need an additional STP or UTP cable to connect and this is a bit bulky.
Nevertheless there are direct adapters from RJ45 to the card (including 1.5m
cable) for the 3C589D from 3COM available. I had to buy one and this was not
I do not know about the D-link 660 but it would be a good idea to check it.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:newtontalk-bounce_at_newtontalk.net]On Behalf Of Smith, Bradley
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 4:57 PM
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> Subject: [NTLK] Ethernet cards
> Does anyone have any facts or feelings regarding which of the
> following two
> ethernet cards is best for Newton use? 3Com 3C589D or D-Link 660?
> Bradley Smith
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