Re: Selecting a pci ethernet card.
We use a 3com 3c905TX 10/100 Mbps PCI card, and it performs quite well,
thanks to Donald Becker's wonderful drivers. I believe it uses the
"3c590 Vortex" driver in the kernel. I had no problems installing
Debian 1.2 on the machine straight out of the box. We've never had any
errors or strange behavior.
On the other hand, I have heard of problems with the Intel cards. That
may be due to many manufacturers bundling them with systems, and thus
there are more of them out there .. I have no personal experience with
On 3 May 1997, Chris Brown wrote:
: Very shortly I need to get an order in for new server parts one
:of the things that I haven't dealt with before is pci bus ethernet
:cards. Which cards and drivers are the most stable and which the
:best performing? Most reliable is probably more important.
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