[rescue] SS Classic Serial ports

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Apr 24 22:29:45 CDT 2003

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 06:45:46AM -0700, Tom Ponsford wrote:

> Hi All,
> Actually, using a pcmcia sbus for a serial port works very well.
> The nell driver on netbsd-current works pretty good. In addition you can use
> a pcmcia serial card, modem. or even a fast ethernet card. As most of 
> the pcmcia
> stuff is peecee compatible, its cheap and plentiful. I got two pcmcia
> sbus cards on ebay for about 12.00 apiece. So far its worked great
> in my LX, SS5,SS10 & SS20. As soon as I get time I'm going to use one of 
> my LX
> boxes as a dialup gateway/router for my home lan, and another LX box for
> a wireless access point for my laptop.

That sounds great, if you can get 115Kbps on them.

I run NetBSD on my SS5's, and I'd really like to boost the speed of my
PPP connection.

How is the interrupt load on that stuff?

I didn't even know you could run PCMCIA on the sbus workstations.

How much as the serial pcmcia card?  Or, was that included in the $12?

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