Hi, by my informations Bill is allredy testing this new stan-dalone networking board. So things are getting serious (at last...) My proposal is - if you guys will someday make a (19" or similar) case for QM and networking card - beside standard 8-pin RJ connector put also a much more robust connector in paralell with RJ. For me, DMX-like, 4- or 5-pins XLR connector would be just fine. Because only 4 wires are used in 100TX network , XLR-4 would be great. But sometimes it is hard to get such "unstandard" connectors. To minimize a risk of mismatch with DMX, I would use XLR-5 Female on equipment (reverse of DMX signal flow). Right now I'm doing RJ to XLR-5 adapter cables, because everytime I work in open place, I have to use new connectors. RJ's are for one-time-use only.... Any ideas of other type of connectors? P.S. Pinout of such connector should be published (at a later stage) as a "Pangolin robust network connector ". Regards, Aljaz.