Subject: Re: Network card performance.
To: John Maier <>
From: Rob Windsor <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/11/1995 21:42:25
Verily did John Maier write:

> I am faced with deciding to use...

> a) 3COM 3c509
> b) Novell NE2000
> c) SMC/WD 8013

> Which would probably give me the best performance?

NE2000 cards are typically "bad" because clones never can seem to make
ones that don't break when you set I/O to other-than-0x340.

I happened to pick up a nice one (Compex), but it's a pseudo-bus-mastering
card that might get grumpy if I put in more than 16M on my ISA system.

I'd shoot for the 3com card if buying another one.

-- Rob
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