What's so special on a DE500-BA or DE500-AA ?

Thomas Leitner tom@radar.tu-graz.ac.at
Fri Jun 25 02:20:54 1999


Can anyone tell the difference between a DEC DE500-AA and, for instance,
a Kingston KNE100TX NIC? Both use the 21140 tulip chip but only the
DE500-AA works in Digital Unix. The KNE100TX fails with "no SROM info
for selected media".

Or to put the question the other way around: What non-DEC NIC is most
similar to a DE500-AA (21140 based) or a DE500-BA (21143) based?

Is the difference the media transceiver chip?

Thanks and sorry for being a little bit off-topic.

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