Re: PCI ethernet card from ebay doesn't work at all. Possibly fake, but which?
> Subject: Re: PCI ethernet card from ebay doesn't work at all. Possibly fake, but which?
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 3:01 AM
> On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:47:12 -0500, A. F. Cano wrote:
> > Any hints will be greatly
> > appreciated. Thanks.
> > A.
I have a cardbus adapter called "Zonet ZEN 1201 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet 32-bit", which is actually a Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+. It was very inexpensive, but it works extremely well for me in my Dell Inspiron 1150 using Lenny.
It is identified thusly by lshw:
description: Ethernet interface
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.2 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
And lspci -v shows this about it:
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Memory at f9400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: 8139too
Kernel modules: 8139cp, 8139too
I have had no problems whatsoever with this card on several different Linux distributions.
I am more than willing to post any of my configs that could be of help.
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