Sprow Master 10/100 Ethernet Module

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This modern expansion board upgrades a BBC Master computer from Econet to the Ethernet networking standard. It features:

  • 10Mbps or 100Mbps data transfers
  • Automatic detection of crossover cables allowing two computers to be directly connected without needing a switch or hub
  • Automatic negotiation of link options to minimise setup complexity
  • Automatic network address setup to minimise setup complexity
  • A total of 76kbyte of RAM for packet buffers to speed up transfers
  • 1kbyte of non volatile memory to save the network configuration
  • Interoperates with IEEE 802.3af PoE switches for networks supporting the power over ethernet standard

Date : 2008

Manufacturer : Sprow

Format : Expansion Board

Physical Description : Expansion Board ^LANMNGR 0.25^ software on ROM

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH43576. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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