Subject: Re: 3c905b Ethernet Cards
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: David Greenman <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/17/1999 06:46:24
>On Wed, Feb 17, 1999 at 11:58:25AM +0100, wrote:
>> If the fxp driver seems to be "slow as hell", I'd suggest there's
>> something else which is wrong with your system.
>Definitely not for two reasons:
>1.) Christian Hopps had the same problems when he replaced a Tulip board
>    with an Intel board.
>2.) I only replaced my Compaq Neteligent by a newer Intel chipset based
>    Compaq networking card. Everything else (cable, HUB, local machine,
>    remote machine) stayed as it was. But the transfer speed dropped
>    from over 9.5MB/Sec to about 0.95MB/Sec.

   ...I wonder if there is a problem with configuring the PHY for the proper


David Greenman
Co-founder/Principal Architect, The FreeBSD Project