On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 03:02:07PM +0100, Dermot Gorman wrote:
> Does anyone have any good or bad experiences using the TRUST PCI Ethernet
> Starter Kit as seen in peats.ie ...
>> are the cards compatible with linux? I'm a bit suspicous as the price is
> only £65 for hub + 2 cards.
Depends on the chipset. A lot of the cheap and nasties are based on the
Realtek sets, which is supported, and even more of them are generic PCI
NE2000 clones which are also supported.
£65 is not an astoundingly cheap price for a 5 port hub and a couple of
cards, but an even cheaper solution may be to buy some BNC capable cards and
use them with a bit of coax - retro technology, but just fine for a couple
of machines or three - I'll let you have a couple of S/H cards with
appropriate cable and connectors for £25, or you could look in Buy And Sell.
I just had a quick look - ISA network cards £3 each. 028877-38156
miklos at apuci.freeserve.co.uk
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