Subject: Re: Multiport Ethernet NICs
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/2000 19:44:57
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.
> Naturally, NetBSD support (hm, I'm running 1.3.1 on that host, but
> I will upgrade if necessary) is of the essence.  With some help, I
> my even be able to hack up a driver.  And it is becoming progressively
> urgent :-(

Dlink has 4-port ethernet based on the dec 21143 (can't remember the exact
name :(. they work with 1.4 and the de driver, but only in half-duplex.
I suspect they would work on 1.3 as well, but I didn't try

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.