3C905B problems

Lawrence Walton lawrence@otak-k.com
Tue Jul 21 12:50:24 1998

Strange as this might seem; I have had better luck with the 905x series
then the tulip based cards, Luck meaning 

A> Finding and configuring the card 
B> Less messing about to get it to do 100mbit / full duplex
C> About 25 percent better performance at the switch (Your performance may
D> though I only have Linux; some users use NT/95/98 also, and the drivers
for those are much more stable in a ipx/tcp environment.

Lawrence Walton
Network Manager

On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Keith Dart wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Daniel Hamlin wrote:
> > Sorry if this has already been answered, but I just found out about
> > this list today and just now subscribed.  I am having problems getting 
> > my 3C905B working under linux.  I am currently using the redhat 5.1
> > distribution (I haven't been able to get the updates, yet).  I have tried the new 
> > driver file .99D and .99E and have also tried the varesearch pre-patched kernel 
> > version 2.0.34.  My 3C905B is detected correctly, and displays the correct 
> > hardware address, however I can't ping anything on the network.  ifconfig 
> > shows that everything is setup correctly.  I did notice that my routing table 
> > displays the localnet and loopback and then just hangs.  My computer is a P2 
> > 233 on an ASUS P2L97 Motherboard.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!
> I have this exact same problem on all the machines I tried it on.
> Everything looks good, but packets simply do not come out the interface.
> My "solution" was simple to replace them with DEC tulip based cards. They
> are better, anyway.
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