[LRP] Dec Tulip based NICs

Christopher E. Brown cbrown@denalics.net
Sat Jul 24 18:25:06 1999

On Sat, 24 Jul 1999, Kevin Traas wrote:

> Well, you're quoting a message I posted from many, many months ago....   My
> attitude toward the Kingston / 21143 / tulip driver combination has totally
> reversed.
> When I originally posted the message below, Kingston was using the 21140
> chipset on their cards and I didn't have any appreciable problems in almost
> two years.  However, then Kingston suddenly changed from the 21140 to the
> 21143 on their cards (because Intel bought the chipset from DEC and
> deep-sixed the 21140... but that's another story) and Linux (tulip) support
> for these cards has been crap ever since.
> I've had nothing but problems with these cards and postings to the
> linux-tulip lists about them yielded *very* few results.  Lurking on the
> list reveals that others are having problems with these cards as well.
> My solution?  Switched to Linksys 10/100 Etherfast (PNIC chipset using same
> Linux driver) and/or 3COM 3c905b cards in various situations....
> I've got a box full of Kingston cards based on 21143's sitting on the shelf
> collecting dust now....  Waiting for a tulip driver that works with them or
> something....
> Later,
> Kevin

	Switch to the .91 or later driver, and they work find, it is
the .89H driver they fail with. 

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     "Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about..."