August 25th, 2007, 12:48 PM #1
PCI Ethernet for Quicksilver 2002
My ethernet port got fried in a storm. Now I want to put in a PCI replacement. I've tried 2 cards available to me, but they don't work. In fact, *nothing* shows up in System Profiler-> PCI Cards. Is this the normal behavior for an unsupprted card, or does it sound like there might be a problem with my PCI controller? The bus *is* providing power, as the lights on the boards do come on.
Does anybody know any cheap currently available NICs that work in the Quicksilver 2002?
August 25th, 2007, 04:01 PM #2
Mac is very picky with stuff thats not theres so there is very few cards, but this is pretty much the only one I could find. http://www.sonnettech.com/product/presto_gig.html
August 27th, 2007, 10:25 AM #3
This D-Link card works in my PowerMac G4 PCI, my PowerMac G3 Blue & White, and an old PowerMac 7600/132 -- it has also been tested in my buddy's Dual-1GHz MDD G4:
Didn't require drivers or anything. Simply plug-and-play. YMMV, though -- if your PCI bus is truly fried, then, as you've stated, it doesn't matter WHAT PCI card you put in there, as none of them will be recognized!
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August 27th, 2007, 08:26 PM #4
Well, the shop up the street sells exactly that card. I tried it. Still nothing in System Profiler or Network prefs. So, looks like $135 for a motherboard on eBay...