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Ethernet cards that work
Authored by: paulio on Sep 11, '02 07:54:31PM
The only ethernet card that I have had success with is the SMC Dual port EtherPower adapter. The board uses a DEC Tulip chipset, which is what is really important. Many boards used this chipset. This chipset is quite old so you I doubt that you can buy these new, but that's a good thing. You can get them cheap on eBay. Here is a partial list of cards that use the DEC Tulip chipset. I just did a quick Google search: Digital 21x4x Tulip PCI Ethernet cards SMC EtherPower 10 PCI(8432T/8432BT) SMC EtherPower 10/100 PCI(9332DST) DEC EtherWorks 100/10 PCI(DE500-XA) DEC EtherWorks 10 PCI(DE450) DEC QSILVER's, Znyx 312 etherarray Allied Telesis LA100PCI-T Danpex EN-9400, Cogent EM110 also from the RedHat website: LinkSys EtherPCI, Netgear FA310TX 10/100Mbps, Macronix MX98713 PMAC, Macronix MX98715 PMAC. Here is another listing of DEC Tulip cards. See the section on Supported Ethernet Cards: http://www.e-smith.org/docs/manual/4.0/supportedenet.html

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Ethernet cards that work
Authored by: paulio on Sep 12, '02 04:46:20PM

A quick check on ebay.com shows that SMC EtherPower boards going for $10. Note that SMC EtherPower II boards are NOT the same - they do not have the DEC chipset so they probably won't work.



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