[vortex-bug] 3c59x 0.99H and 3c905B (Cyclone) problems

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu@IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De
Fri, 4 Aug 2000 13:23:00 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Narendra Sankar wrote:

> 3c90x driver from 3Com. Our NIC is a 3c905B. Interestingly we found this 
> problem only using linux. Windows was quite happy to ignore the link not up.

Windows boots slower than Linux. For Linux, the network is usually needed
immediately after it's brought up (by /etc/rc.d/init.d/netfs or similar).
For Windows, you need first to log on (which takes time) and only then (if
the logon is succesful) you can have access to the network. But for me,
sometimes (out of the few times I do Windows) I log too quickly and
Network Neighbourhood shows nothing for some time...


Bogdan Costescu

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