Pole display question

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Pole display question

Postby zippaz23 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:47 pm

I recently got an IBM pole display given to me. It is the same kind that are used in Wal-Mart stores. The wire that comes off of it and connects to the computer looks like a cat5 cable. The problem I have is how do I hook this up to my computer if the ethernet card is already in use and connected to the hub? Do I have to install another ethernet lan card? Also when I am ready to get cable internet service, is it possible to install an additional ehternet card as well? Thanks is advance for your help.

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Postby Scott » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:33 pm

It is really hard to say what type of interface that is. I doubt it is ethernet, and POS Pizza's poll displays have to be serial. It may be serial, but with a proprietary termination. You may need to contact IBM for info on this.

When you get your cable-modem, I would recommend getting a "router" and hooking the cable modem to it, rather than to the PC. Then all of your computers on the network will be able to access the Internet if needed.


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