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Old 05-04-2006, 04:19 AM   #1
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need old school card for dsl


Hi,

I've been trying for several weeks to find a card that will work with dslinux. I have an old compaq 1220 laptop. I beieve it has the old style 16 bit pcmcia slot. Which needs a type II card.

I have also read that it MUST be ne2000 compatible?

Does anyone know of a highly recommended card? That will work with damn small linux? Or at least a chipset?

I have put multiple things in the ebay search but have found too many mixed results. That is why I would like to be able to enter a brand name.

I am looking for a wired ethernet card 10/100 baseT, preferably without a dongle?

Many thanks as this has been quite frustrating.

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Old 05-05-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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I have a Netgear FA411 that I use occasionally, it works very well under Linux. No annoying dongle to loose and no cheesy flip out connector to break either. I have done a full Arch network install using it and had no problems.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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I am not the sure the current kernel in dsl, Do you think this card would be supported out of the box?

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Old 05-07-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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Linksys Etherfast 10/100 (PCM200) should work in Linux. I do not have any trouble with Linsys PCI and USB wired NICs.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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cjae - take this for what its worth.

From my personal experience, using an older laptop (approx. 400Mhz),
running linux, both 2.4.x & 2.6.x kernel, at the time I was using a
10base_T pcmcia NIC. I really don't think I could have been able to
tell the difference between that and a 10/100. The speed was fine.
If any glitches occured, they looked to be more of a video nature,
then due to transfer speeds.

It was a 3-com .... OK... after hitting my head on the desk for
2 minutes, I can't think of it. I'll post it tomorrow evening if
you still would like the exact model number.

-tw
 
Old 05-08-2006, 12:02 AM   #6
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will almost all 3 com cards work as they seem to be the predominant on ebay.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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exact model: 3-com Megahertz 3CXE589ET

has the Xjack.
good luck
-tw
 
  


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