Subject: Re: 100baseT ethernet card questions
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/1998 18:02:43
In message <>, Jason Thorpe writes:
>But, as far as they were concerned, it's the same thing, since they
>used a "compatible" part.  I could see how they viewed it like changing
>the brand of PHY they put on the chip... but both are 802.3u compatible,
>right?  :-)

Doesn't seem to be very compatible.  I also hate it when vendors change
PHY's without bumping at least a revision level or something.  Basically,
you should be able to specify a part and know what you're getting; I expect
a vendor to change part numbers if they're changing hardware.

Otherwise, why do vendors even have the model #'s?  Why not just say
"3Com Ethernet" and let the users suffer?