Subject: Re: Multiport Ethernet NICs
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: John Hayward <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/2000 07:25:57
We have experienced some problems with a fxp card (dmesg: ... Intel
EtherExpress Pro 10+/100B Ethernet ...) which I believe is single port.
The problem is in the area of 100 autoselect/full duplex.

Under 1.3.3 autoselect seems to work - the 100 light is on (not sure if
we are running full or half duplex).
Under 1.4.1 autoselect seems to work at 10baseT but not at 100.
Under 1.5 autoselect does not seem to work, setting at 100 we can get
  get half duplex to work but not full duplex.

Anyone else experiencing similar problems?

On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 23:38:01 -0700
> From: Jason R Thorpe <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Multiport Ethernet NICs
> On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 06:45:37AM +0200, Lucio De Re wrote:
>  > I'm looking for one or more Ethernet adapters for the i386, ISA or
>  > PCI, with multiple, isolated interfaces and ports.  I have a few
>  > Genius combined NIC and hub (five ports, one reversible) adapters
>  > and I'm saddened to hear that they've been discontinued.  But they
>  > aren't what I want.  I have a multi-homed host and I would dearly
>  > like fewer than the four adapters I will need really soon.  Even
>  > two ports per card would seem a great improvement.
> I'm using Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 Dual Server Adapters at work,
> and they work fine.  They have a PCI-PCI bridge and 2 `fxp' interfaces
> on them.
> has them.
> -- 
>         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>