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Re: Slow Cable Modem Revisited

On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 11:21:12AM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> Suddenly it occurred to me that the slowdown I'd started seeing with my
> @home service began occurring right arounf the time I took my LinkSys
> Etherlink II card (uses ne2k-pci driver) out and replaced it with a D-Link
> DFE-530TX+ (uses rtl8139 driver.)  So I put it back in and lo and behold!
> my connection is zipping along again.

NE2000 is about the worst design out there. If I remember correctly, it was
a reference design never intended to see tha light of day. Then people
started marketting and selling them.

The Netgear PCI card (tulip chipset) is pretty decent, supports full duplex
100Mbps, and only costs about $15-$25 even at Best Buy.

> I still think @home are up to some funny business but for now I'm happy.

I was never really happy with their service, but I'm not really happy with
my Pac Bell DSL either. I guess I'm just too damned picky.


Brandon High                                     armitage@freaks.com
I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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