10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2009 6:06 AM by The hatter
Miguel Reznicek Level 1 (50 points)

This may sound trivial, but why does a Mac Pro have TWO Ethernet ports? I don't understand the rationalization for this. What do you typically do with the second one?

Also, I note that sometimes the two green dots on the control panel inside system preferences are lit, when only one Ethernet cable is plugged into port 1 as if both ports were connected to something. Why is this?

Thanks amigos,


2.66 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro/ 3 Gb SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Using C++ under XCode 3.0