[realtek] New Cardbus 10/100 Ether card to add to supported list

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue, 1 Aug 2000 22:05:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Erasmo Brenes wrote:

> Subject: [realtek] New Cardbus 10/100 Ether card to add to supported list

> I have been successful in getting the 10/100 Ether CardBus from BestData
> to work on my laptop by using your newer rtl8139 driver. It turns out that
> after runing lsipci and figuring out that it was a RealTek chip, I still
> couldn't make it work with the available PCMCIA drivers from David
> Hinds. By downloading your network driver sources and building the
> rtl8139, plus modifying the pcmcia.config to have an entry which matched
> the manfid, I got the system to work. The changes to the
> /etc/pcmcia/config are:

> card "CardBus PC Card /d Base-TX CardBus Ethernet"
>  manfid 0x0000, 0x021b
>  bind "realtek"
> Please add the Best Data 10/100BaseT CardBus PC Card to your supported
> hardware list under the rtl8139 group, as I know this is becoming a
> popular
> cheap 100Mbs Ether card for portables.

Grrrr, vendor ID of 0x0000... they pulled that out of their

The new pcmcia/config table section is:
# The CardBus version of the RealTek rtl8139b.
device "realtek" class "network"
    module "cb_enabler", "pci-scan", "cb_shim", "rtl8139"
card "Ambicom RTL8139B"                manfid 0x0101, 0x8139  bind "realtek"
card "Laneed LD-10/100CBA"             manfid 0x01bf, 0x2230  bind "realtek"
card "RealTek RTL8139B"                manfid 0x0000, 0x024c  bind "realtek"
card "Best Data RTL8139B"              manfid 0x0000, 0x021b  bind "realtek"
card "Argosy EN235 RTL8139B"           manfid 0x0260, 0x0235  bind "realtek"

I've updated
and I'm guessing that David Hinds will update his list. 

Thanks for the report.

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