Anyone using a 3COM 3C966B-T Successfully?
Gabriel J. Weinstock
gabriel.weinstock at dnamerican.com
Thu Jul 25 17:36:51 PDT 2002
Yes we're using those. We had tried the old 3C996-Ts and never successfully
gotten them to work. We still have occasional problems with the new B-Ts in
that it is necessary, occasionally, to remove and insert the driver module to
get them working. Also, the old 3c996-Ts worked fine in a cluster of P4 xeon
machines. Our problems have always been with Athlons (MPs on a Tyan 2460, and
now, 2466 MPXs.) Given that the driver sometimes requires probing after boot
I wonder if that could be related to the PXE/etherboot problem. Also, the old
cards used the bcm5700.o module; the new ones use tga3 I think. Further,
RH7.3 comes with an updated driver; the one on the CD with the adaptor is
older (and didn't work for us.)
On Thursday 25 July 2002 08:22 pm, David Dustan wrote:
> We are able to receive dhcp requests from client nodes with and
> EtherExpress NIC but are unable to receive anything with the 3COM 3C966B-T
> using PXE or etherboot 5.0.6. Has anyone had any success with this card?
> The 3COM card seems to work fine in the head node......
> David Dustan
> Senior Systems Engineer
> Puget Sound Data Systems, Inc.
> 10236 E. Riverside Dr.
> Bothell, WA 98133
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