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Re: Trouble-free Ethernet adapter



Paul,
After finding out too late that RH5.1 would not recognize the card, I had to
remove the LinkSys from my Linux box, install it in my Win98 box, and boot
to the Dos prompt.  I then ran the setup (? not certain of the name) on the
floppy that came with the NIC.  As I recall, I first disabled PnP, then set
the io = 0x280 and irq = 9 (wrote these down; no way I would remember
later).  After reinstalling it in my Linux box and setting up eth0 in X
Windows control panel/network settings, setting up a fixed IP address, etc.,
I then rebooted RH and saw the familiar output from the boot log.

It was much easier to set up then the 3Com509b.
Hope this helps.
Barry

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul LaVigne <paull group1 com>
To: redhat-install-list redhat com <redhat-install-list redhat com>
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: Trouble-free Ethernet adapter


>
>
>I have the Linksys NE2000 compatible, but haven't gotten around to
>configuring the NIC. Could you give me a little detail about configuring
>the thing in DOS? I assume it's like the 3-Com's: boot to dos, run a setup
>utility and configure the NIC's paramaters?
>
>With the 3Com I think we did it in a dual floppy system: boot to Dos disk
>in one, run setup utility off the other....
>
>-Paul
>
>At 08:38 AM 10/28/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>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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