Subject: Re: BOCALANcard ethernet adaptor
To: Sverre Froyen <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/06/1996 10:13:31
Sverre Froyen wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a new Pentium (120MHz) computer with a BOCALANcard ethernet
> adaptor on which I am trying to install NetBSD 1.1.
> The system boot just fine, but the ethernet card does not
> work (reliably -- I was able to login to a Mac with FTP).  
> The problem may be related to the fact that during boot
> the ethernet address of the card is reported as ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
> The card is recognized as le0.  Any ideas?  Should I
> upgrade to current.  Should I return the card?

I have one of these cards (10Mbs only) in use with an ASUS SP3G
and NetBSD 1.1.  I see endless "le0: overflow" and related messages.
It does seem to work reliably though.  My suggestion would be to
buy one of the SMC EtherPower 10/100 PCI cards.  I paid $80 for
my Boca, and the current SMCs are about $140 or so.  The SMC cards
(with the DEC chipset) are very solid/fast/reliable/etc.  That is
the only card I buy anymore.. :)