Subject: Re: Realtek 8100 Network Card
To: Daniel Bolgheroni <>
From: Ian Zagorskih <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/24/2003 01:44:56
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From: "Daniel Bolgheroni" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 10:39 PM
Subject: Realtek 8100 Network Card

> Hi,
> I'm looking for a ECS A900 notebook (low-end) to buy, but I need to know
> if there are drivers for, at least, the network device, a Realtek 8100.
> Looking at the ECS homepage, at the drivers section, the driver I found
> is for Realtek 8139, but at the specification section, the webpage tells
> the network card is a built-in Realtek 8100. Is 8100 the serie of 8139?
> Also, running NetBSD with Realtek 8139 network cards, I can only use
> cards with RTL8139D (note the D revision) chipset, not with RTL8139B nor
> RTL8139C. Is this a driver issue?

I'm running NetBSD 1.6.1/i386 with RTL8100 pretty well at this moment so you
have all chanses it will work for you too. AFAIU 8100 is compatible with

If you like i can send dmesg output to verify if we have the same chips.

// wbr