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    Powermac G5 Ethernet Port
    Hi - I have a 2 x 2.66 Dual Core G5 Powermac that needs a new ethernet port fitting as the original two ports have stopped working. Can anyone suggest what I should be looking for as I'm a bit confused as to what is compatible i.e PCI/PCI-X/PCI-Express. Any help suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Do a search for the Netgear GA311
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    This is where I'm confused - after intial searching a person on another site had suggested a Netgear GA311 so I purchased one - but it doesn't seem to fit into any of the slots - could this be because it's PCI and not PCI-X?

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    Not sure - here is pic I found that shows the slots
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    Looks like you just need a standard PCI card, but the Realtek chipset will work best with a G5

    Realtek RTL8139D PCI Ethernet Card - Networking Card

    PCI cards work in PCFI X slots, but sounds like you got a PCI Express card which is for later model G5s
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    There is no 2.66GHz G5. Sure this is not an iMac Dual Core?

    The PCI slots with the battery enclosure sure looks like a Mac Pro. If so G5 cards will not work.
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