[geeks] Cheap multiport PCI 10/100 ethernet cards?
alaric at caerllewys.net
Mon Aug 2 12:29:57 CDT 2004
On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 11:17:11AM -0600, Dan Duncan wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > > > USB is not *great* for that kind of application, since all devices share
> > > > one controller -
> > >
> > > Two buses are pretty much standard now.
> > That's why I didn't say non-functional, or even "bad," just not *great*...
> That wasn't the problem. It was the part about sharing one controller.
> They DON'T usually share one controller. Most boards now come with
> two USB controllers.
My motherboard has FIVE (count'em, FIVE!!!) USB2.0 controllers. (Oddly
enough, of two greatly different revs of the same chip -- two are
Rev.23, the rest Rev.50.) What the hell am I supposed to do with five
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