[LRP] Dec Tulip based NICs

Tom Zacharoff tomz@esscor.com
Mon Jul 26 21:05:20 1999

At 06:56 PM 7/26/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Use the de4x5 driver to get installed on, then update to a newer tulip
>driver and life will be happy for you.....
>On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Tom Zacharoff wrote:
>> I just bought two Kingston KNE100TX boards with the new 21143 chipset. They
>> both don't work. I've tried to boot from a dos floppy to use Kinston's own
>> "Qstart" dos based testing software they ship with it. The most basic test
>> shows "No Link Pulse Detected". These are connected to a 3COM 4 port 10 base
>> T hub. I called Kinston's tech support and they said lots of people are
>> having problems with these newer boards. They are shipping me two cards
>> based on the older 21140 chipset by Fedex Priority Overnight (P1).
>> BTW I was just trying to get some good PCI NICs for an ip masquerading
>> firewall based on the Linux Router Project. If I can't get their own dos
>> based testing software to show a positive result... that's pretty bad.
>> Kingston's kicking in with a quick RMA though. It remains to be seen how
>> well this works out.

I forgot to mention I tried both the tulip *and* the de4x5 driver. Both
don't work with the 21143-based Kingston KNE100TX.

Tom Zacharoff
System Administrator
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