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1394 Net Adapter and 1394 firewire.

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Last response: in Toms Network
January 2, 2009 7:35:56 AM

I was checking my Network Connections screen and found an inactive (meaning not doing any sending or reciving) 1394 connection from a 1394 Net Adapter located on Texas Insruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. My Local Area Connection is through the 10/100 Ethernet that is sending and recieving via the verizon Fios cable router. I have a DVD-RW drive plugged into the 1394 firewire port so why is there a 1394 network connection showing up as "connected" in my Network Connections screen? Another question is what is the best connection I can make to take full advantage of the speed in this fiber optic connection to the internet?

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January 4, 2009 5:46:48 AM

that 1394 connect you see is your adapter for your firewire..... firewire can be used for close networks and is alot faster.... so xp lists this in networks
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January 4, 2009 5:49:48 AM

ps you can disable it and your drive will still work fine
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January 6, 2009 12:31:36 AM

Your Verizon service will not exceed the bandwidth of either of those connections. So it really does not matter. I would stick with the ethernet connection, its way easier to diagnose network problems.
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