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Re: Intel EtherExpress pro/10+ cards
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Intel EtherExpress pro/10+ cards
- From: Brad <brad_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 15:56:02 -0500 (EST)
Documentation isn't as good as it could be and the fact that Intel uses
names for its NICs which are so similar. PRO 10/PCI+ use the fxp driver,
PRO 10/PCI (minus the + in the model name) are NOT supported. mickey@ is
working on support for the PRO 10/PCI cards but I don't know when he will
have something ready to use.
IMO The PRO 10/ISA cards are just as good as NE2000 cards but are
troublesome because of inadequate drivers.
>The pro10/isa cards use the 'ex' driver,
>while the pci cards use 'fxp'
>I don't know if the chips are significantly different or not, but the newer
>100Mb fxp cards are excellent, and you can probably expect good performance
>from any pci 'fxp' card. ex is terribly slow, not much more you can say
> | ~ :> year or so, and haven't noticed anything that would prove it's
> | ~ :> unreliability. It isn't being used under heavy load though.
> | ~ :
> | ~ :Thats exactly the problem. We used to have them in a few machine here,
> | ~ :and they wored fine - until you placed any sort of network load on
> | ~ :them. Basically, save your sanity and buy a new ne2k isa clone for $10.
> | ~ :
> | hmm.. does this apply to all Intel EtherExpress pro/10* cards, or some
> | specific brand (pci/isa,..)?
>Gates' Law: Every 18 months, the speed of software halves.
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