Subject: Re: 10/100 ethernet cards - followup
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: sanjayl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2000 13:21:03
Donald, the fxp cards should also be supported in -current.
These are the cards based on the Intel i82557/8/9 chipsets.
If u have any problems just send me email directly, I have
been running a modified version of Jason Thorpe's endian
mods for this driver for a few months now.
Regards and thanks
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Donald Lee <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 00:08:58 -0500
>I'm still trying to get a 10/100 PCI ethernet card that works. Of the
>ones that are listed as supported on the URL:
>there appear to be three types: Tulip-compatible, 3Com, and
>NE2000-compatible PCI cards (de, ep, and ne drivers)
>There is more detail on what these cards actually are on this
>I've tried to match as many of these as I can with actual current
>products, and I've learned this:
>My naive first attempt with an Asante card was silly.
>I bought a Bay Networks Netgear FA310TX card The docs imply that this
>should work. It comes up with a:
> Apr 20 19:45:31 charm /netbsd: Lite-On Communications 82C168/82C169 (PNIC) 10/100 Ethernet (ethernet network, revision 0x20) at pci0 dev 13 function 0 not configured
>I also tried an SMC EZnet 10/100 PCI card, also arguably listed. This
>came up with:
> Apr 20 21:01:53 charm /netbsd: Accton Technology product 0x1211 (ethernet network, revision 0x10) at pci0 dev 13 function 0 not configured
>I also tried the 3Com 3C905B-TX, which I now know is not on the approved
>I'm now trying to figure out which of the cards on the list can be clearly
>identified on a store shelf, and actually purchased. So far, I've found two.
>The SMC Etherpower II cards appear to be Tulip based, but it's hard
>to tell. SMC's docs make no mention of the chip used. The above
>URLs refer to Etherpower, but not to Etherpower II.
>The other is the Znyx cards, that I can buy directly from Znyx. At least
>these are explicitly called out as Tulip based on the web site.
>Both of these are a little pricey.
>Does anyone have direct experience with the SMC Etherpower II cards, or the
>Am I going about this all wrong? It seems like this should not be quite
>Thanks in advance,