Subject: Re: 100baseT ethernet card questions
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Newhouse <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/1998 20:47:49
>In message <199812072313.PAA02669@lestat.nas.nasa.gov>, Jason Thorpe writes:
>>People like Bay Networks (the people who make the NetGear line) didn't have
>>much of a choice.
>Not about whether or not to use the Digital chip, but nothing kept them
>from marketing the "new" FA-320TX, and telling people that the 310 was
>The alternative has been to silently screw people who want to buy a
>part based on a given chip, especially ones who want to use mail order.
>I had to spend at least an extra $20 getting ethernet cards recently
>because my only choice was to go to a store and look at boxes until
>I found a couple with Digital chipsets. :(
I bought 5 a few months ago from the same mail order place and haven't
used them yet. I just checked them; 2 are the 21140-AF and 3 are labeled:
I'm guessing this is the "crap" version? Fortunately, I can reclaim two
good 21140's from W95 boxes ... so I've only got one junker, yuck!