Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 06, 2007
    Lightning strike = fried ethernet card What to do?
    Well, the incliment weather that blew through here on Thursday night fried my ethernet card on my Mini. I'm pretty sure that the ethernet port is hardwired right onto the motherboard, though not positive. Anyone have any suggestions (short of buying a new machine)?

    Isn't there an ethernet to USB coupler out there? Any idea weather or not they actually work?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 25, 2006
    Yup, I'd go with a USB to ethernet adapter, they're pretty small and work just fine. Not sure if they all work with OS X though, hope they do. Could look into installing Airport, that's all I use on my Mini..

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 06, 2007
    I want to note for others that if you have a Mini without AirPort, you will need to buy a mezzanine (a wireless interface card) for it as well. Not too expensive, though. Runs about 45 bucks. The whole shebang should run about 100 bucks.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-09-2014, 09:47 PM
  2. Video card Fried?
    By HardeepOne in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-22-2011, 06:00 PM
  3. Is this a fried video card?
    By markyf in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-21-2011, 05:57 PM
  4. Built in Ethernet and Ethernet card in G3?
    By dflint in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2004, 07:37 PM
  5. G4 + Ethernet Card
    By Mathewjenkinson in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-09-2003, 11:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts