Subject: Re: Success with GG2 + NE2000
To: None <,>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 10/26/1994 13:31:11
In-reply-to: <> (message from Michael Kofod on Wed,
	26 Oct 1994 12:03:55 +0000 (WET))
Subject: Re: Success with GG2 + NE2000

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Kofod <> writes:

Michael> On Sat, 22 Oct 1994, Niklas Hallqvist wrote:

>> I just wanted to tell you that I've tonight I've got a NE2000
>> compatible card together with the GoldenGateII bridge to work with
>> NetBSD.  Joy!
>> Now, I just have to optimize the code a bit, I only got 2 KB/s in
>> ftp :-( Well, there *are* optimization opportunities.  I ought to
>> get reasonable performance in a few days, then a new isabus-kit
>> will be released.

Michael> I'm very interested in your project as it is near impossible
Michael> to get hold of either an A2065 or Hydra here in Denmark.. How
Michael> much does the Golden Gate cost in Sweden?

Michael> Please keep me posted on your progress..

Well I've sped it up about 20-40 times, i.e. got 40-90 KB/s, not
optimal but getting closer.  I will get a release out tonight I
think.  I'll post to amiga-dev then.  Beware, the drivers are still
not as stable as I would want.  Spurious hangs when driving the
com driver at 38400 occurs, probably some spl messup.  Some
strange diagnostics from the ethernet driver can occur sometimes
etc.  Anyway I'm getting close to change the status of the project
to Beta.

Concerning cost of GoldenGateII, mail  You
have to order directly from them as they don't have a Scandanivan
agent.  It'll be cheaper if some people get together and order a
batch, as the S/H costs will be less per unit.  It's not cheap with
transatlantic air mail.

BTW. Does someone know how to interface PC floppy drives with
programmed I/O, i.e. not DMA?  The GG2 doesn't handle DMA (and
probably never will).


PS. Noone having a used cheapish '040 accel. to A2000 for sale?

Niklas Hallqvist	Phone: +46-(0)31-40 75 00
Applitron Datasystem	Fax:   +46-(0)31-83 39 50
Molndalsvagen 95	Email:
S-412 63  GOTEBORG, Sweden