Subject: multi-port serial cards: PCI vs ISA
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/27/1998 18:09:10
Thanks to all those that responded... to my earlier query regarding
multi-port serial cards.
I've found what looks like a local supplier of the TC-400 card
mentioned here recently though I've not yet checked prices. Stallion
and digiboard looked way too expensive - they seem just as expensive
as they were 5 yrs ago...
Now for the followup question. Is there any reason to get a PCI
version of the card as oposed to an ISA card? I'm guessing that for
serial comms the ISA bus is ok, so prefer not to use up a PCI slot.
An ISA card can also go into my old i486 if need be.