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Re: Trouble-free Ethernet adapter



I second Ken's vote for NetGear's FA310TX PCI ethernet adapter.  I have a
3Com509 and a Lyncsys ISA NE2000 compatible; both were a struggle, to the
point of having to set them up in DOS mode on another computer.  The NetGear
cards were automatic.
Barry

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Hecker <khecker home net>
To: redhat-install-list redhat com <redhat-install-list redhat com>
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 4:53 PM
Subject: Trouble-free Ethernet adapter


>
>
>I often see Linux users (or would-be Linux users) here having trouble with
>this or that Ethernet adapter card.
>
>I have found that one trouble-free card is the Netgear (a product of Bay
>Networks) FA310TX PCI adapter.  This is FastEthernet (100mbs), but
>autodetects and will slow down to 10mbs for those who are still running
>10BaseT.  These cards go for $30, and I've found Linux had no trouble
>recognizing them, especially once you tell it the card is there.
>
>Recently I put two of these cards in a Linux box, and both were recognized,
>and eth0 and eth1 were very cooperative.  DLink's FastEthernet cards use
>the
>same Tulip chip (21140) from DEC.
>
>
>Ken
>
>
>
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