Anyone using a 3COM 3C966B-T Successfully?

Gabriel J. Weinstock gabriel.weinstock at
Thu Jul 25 17:36:51 PDT 2002

Yes we're using those. We had tried the old 3C996-Ts and never successfully 
gotten them to work. We still have occasional problems with the new B-Ts in 
that it is necessary, occasionally, to remove and insert the driver module to 
get them working. Also, the old 3c996-Ts worked fine in a cluster of P4 xeon 
machines. Our problems have always been with Athlons (MPs on a Tyan 2460, and 
now, 2466 MPXs.) Given that the driver sometimes requires probing after boot 
I wonder if that could be related to the PXE/etherboot problem. Also, the old 
cards used the bcm5700.o module; the new ones use tga3 I think. Further, 
RH7.3 comes with an updated driver; the one on the CD with the adaptor is 
older (and didn't work for us.)

On Thursday 25 July 2002 08:22 pm, David Dustan wrote:
> We are able to receive dhcp requests from client nodes with and
> EtherExpress NIC but are unable to receive anything with the 3COM 3C966B-T
> using PXE or etherboot 5.0.6.  Has anyone had any success with this card? 
> The 3COM card seems to work fine in the head node......
> Thanks,
> David
> David Dustan
> Senior Systems Engineer
> Puget Sound Data Systems, Inc.
> 10236 E. Riverside Dr.
> Bothell, WA 98133
> (425) 488-0710
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