Question about the new 3c980B server card.

Donald Becker
Wed Oct 13 23:58:46 1999

On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, Robert M. Kenney wrote:

> 	Is the 3c980B server card supported by the 3c59x driver?  I see the
>     3c980 in the detection list for that driver, but not the 3c980B.

Yes, very likely.  At most its a new table entry.

> I'd like at least a semi-firm(gelatinous?) answer on this one before I
> shell out $109 for something that isn't going to work for another
> couple of months.

The '980 cards use the same chip as the 3c905 cards, but come with an
enhanced set of drivers for Windows.  While I'm certain that 3Com doesn't
mind you spending extra, you won't see better performance in Linux.

Don't confuse the '980 with the 3c985 Gigabit card, which looks remarkably
like an Alteon Tigon / AceNIC.

Donald Becker
Scyld Computing Corporation, and