[eepro100] PRO/100 S Dual Port Adapter - advanced features?

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 10:18:27 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Christian [iso-8859-1] Schöniger wrote:

> Are the advanced software features of the Intel® PRO/100 S 
> Dual Port Server Adapter like
> - adapter fault tolerance
> - adaptive load balancing
> - ieee 802.3ad link aggregation

These are not features of the adapter, they are features above the
device driver level.  In the Microsoft world they are usually bundled
with the device driver only in order to differentiate the more expensive
products.  There is nothing wrong with that, but that marketing approach
has led people to believe that they somehow require unique hardware

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