Mon Jan 18 06:14:07 1999
} The summary goes that the Kingston card is still a true Tulip NIC and
} a trouble-free one at that. One respondant suggested other, less
} expensive Tulips (Acer ALN310U and Samsung SC1200TX) as other options.
We have a few hundred KNE-100TX cards around. They are generally very
1. We had a quality problem in Q3/Q4 1998. About 20% of cards
failed after around 3 days use. 100 Base T appeared very
susceptible to noise. [The failure problem has now gone away]
2. The cards do change occasionally without warning. So far keeping
to a very recent driver has kept us OK.
3. The KNE-110 card has a non Digital core. We have tested a couple
and had real problems. Latest drivers/card versions may be OK.
[The big problem is that the card transmitted at full speed when
we first tried it - this does serious damage to your network]
This card is cheaper than the 100.
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