Subject: RE: Multiport Ethernet NICs
To: 'John Hayward' <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
From: Andrew Sporner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/05/2000 09:12:25
I can only add that I have the dual version of that card
and I have had no problems with it on both 1.4.1 and 1.4.2.
I have had similar problems on a 3com 3c5x9 card however.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hayward [mailto:John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 8:26 AM
> To: Jason R Thorpe
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Multiport Ethernet NICs
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > 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'
> > on them.
> > cdw.com has them.
> > --
> > -- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>