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Old 04-27-2003, 01:25 PM   #1
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Question ISA network card installation?!!!!


Hi there!

I'm a to Linux (well not really, but for this part I am). I just installed a slackware 9.0 version on my old 486.
I want to make it into a proxyserver / websever / testserver (whatever). So I bought myself two nice ISA networkcards.

Here's the problem:

I have no idea how get this thing going!
I've read loads of forum messages and searched all of google but nothing really turns on a light.

Is there someone out there who would be so kind as to help me with this litle project?

I would be very grateful

Thanx in advance!
 
Old 04-27-2003, 08:16 PM   #2
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some information on the make/model of
the cards might be helpful for helping ... :)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:09 AM   #3
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Hi,

first, thanx for the reply

Second, because I couldn't make a choice on wich forum would shuit my question the best I double posted ( ). So I imidiately got word from one of the moderators ( ) For this reason I've decided to let the thread in networking live and this one die (survival of the fittest ) wich you can find at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=57028

But for your question: that's another problem, I bought them at a pc-dump. The guy who sold them just sold them and had no info on them The only thing I can make up from looking at it is that they're made by HP. And there's a big AT&T chip on 'em. Don't know if that's any help.

Otherwise, is there a way of finding out what kind of cards I have?

Thanx lots
 
Old 04-28-2003, 02:35 PM   #4
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Most ethernet cards I came across have some sort of
number code on the board (not a sticker) by which one
can sometimes identify them. Some state their MAC
which at least would allow for finding the manufacturer,
and then, if the manufacturer still has the product
listed in the support area of their website, hopefully
identify it by the fact that it's ISA and the pic :)

Good luck with that, though, if you haven't dealt
with anything similar so far :}

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: You can get brand-new RealTek PCI cards
for about 9 US$ in pretty much every electronics-shop ;)
If your 486 has PCI you might want to take your NIC's
back to the dump and get new ones :) that will not only
work perfectly with linux but usually work out of the box ;)
 
Old 04-28-2003, 05:16 PM   #5
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Thnx man.

But I aint got no PCI slots That's why I got these prehistoric ones

With regards.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 05:31 PM   #6
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ahhh c'mon tink, 1,450 posts.... use the other thread.....
 
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