[rescue] FDDI card
sgw at vex.net
Sun Feb 24 10:58:23 CST 2002
What I have seen is that the DEC DE500 card is indeed a fantastic
performer, but in a Linux box connecting to a Cisco Catalyst 4000 or 5000
switch, the Tulip driver has some quirks. The machine must be set to
100/fd, and the switch to auto to achieve 100 full-duplex. Setting both to
auto or both to 100 full-duplex won't work. Further, if the switch is
reset, the Linux machine may lose the settings.
Neither BSD/OS nor FreeBSD with the DE500 have any of these issues.
On 23 Feb 2002, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-02-23 at 12:29, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On February 23, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> > > Yes, my 3coms generally just work under linux, but again they are all
> > > ethernet. What is better than 3com for ethernet (really, I want to
> > > know)?
> > Any of the DEC Tulip-based cards will kick the shit out of pretty much
> > anything else, from what I've seen.
> I'll second that. I've not done any real world studies, but I spent a
> couple of weeks reading the Linux and BSD drivers, and some of the
> manuals I could get for the Tulip cards, and they're really nice.
> Unfortunately, I can't find anybody who has a really good
> return/replacement policy on cards who uses the tulip chipset. I sent
> back an Intel PCI 10Mbit card recently, and since they didn't make that
> anymore, the sent me one of their nice "server" cards, with a bunch of
> neat tricks built in. (PeeCee Wake on Lan, that sort of thing)
> Portland, Oregon, USA.
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