> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Paul
>> On Wed, 8 Mar 2000 david_hamilton3 at hp.com wrote:
>> > Hi All,
> > Where can I get my mits on some nice cheap universally
> compatible 10/100
> > network cards?
> > I recently got a 10/100 switch from www.dabs.com for next to
> nothing, and
> > would like to get a few more 100Mbit cards to use with it.
> > Thanks.
> > David.
>> someone suggested genius cards, afaik they're the ISA NE2000 clones,
> right? Anyway, stay away from them - cheap and nasty.
>> get a good DS21143 tulip based card. Netgear's PCI cards are based on
> this chip and are pretty cheap too. (why spend 15 quid on a nasty card
> when you could get a real good one for 30?)
Be careful with the Netgear 10/100 cards. The first 3 revisisions (up to C)
are based on tulip chips, but revision D is a liteon chip. This may or
may not work, depending on the driver version, and the color of the coffee
you're drinking, but it's iffy at the best of times.
That said, the tulip chips are good (when they work).. just samsung can't
make them work properly :(
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