"Genica GN-788" fast ethernet chipset?

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Mar 14 13:36:23 PST 2003

the tulip is the ne2k of the late 90's. it's kinda hard to tell how 
tulip compatible a random oem ethernet chipset that claims to be tulip 
compatible is without trying it.

the particular layout of the ethernet card is common to a number of oems 
I've seen.


On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Andrew Piskorski wrote:

> Has anyone here ever heard of a "Genica GN-788" fast ethernet chipset?
> Is it any good?
> I recently ordered 13 inexpensive low profile (short) fast ethernet
> cards using the "ADMtek Chipset (AN983B)", which a Google search told
> me is Tulip compatable.
> Now, the vendor is shipping me different cards, model "GN-788" with
> "Genica GN-788" chipset, and claiming that "the chipset is different
> because the ADMtek Chipset have been recalled by the factory for
> chipset error.  GENICA works the same."
> Which sounds awfully suspicious since I've never heard of this Genica
> chipset, and it seems to sell on the net for c. $3 or so per card.
> Basically, I plan to ask for my money back, but first I'd prefer to
> know for sure whether this cheap Genica card is actually any good.
> The vendor (found on Ebay) in question is:
>   http://www.underhere.com/
> This "Genica" white box operation seems to have a website, but the
> ethernet card in question isn't listed:
>   http://www.genica.com/
> Some other places selling this cheap-o Genica card are:
>   https://www.emaxasp.com/ikordesign/details.asp?item=GN%2D778%2D20BOX
>   http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GN-788
> Thanks for any info or advice!

Joel Jaeggli	      Academic User Services   joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu    
--    PGP Key Fingerprint: 1DE9 8FCA 51FB 4195 B42A 9C32 A30D 121E      --
  In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last
  resort of the scoundrel.  With all due respect to an enlightened but
  inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.
	   	            -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

More information about the Beowulf mailing list