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Old 10-16-2003, 05:34 AM   #1
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finding out the make/model of an old ISA card


Hi i'm trying to find out some information about an ISA card I have in a old computer. It is a NIC with both RJ45 and BNC connectors. I've loaded the isapnp kernel module and ran pnpdump but It cannot find the card or any information about it. I suspect the card is not pnp compatible.

How can I find out what the card is and if its supported. The ISA card itself has no product numbers etc but the copyright info on one chip seems to date it to at least 1995.

there is no /proc/bus/isa

Any ideas.
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:43 AM   #2
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What make is it? Does it have a serial number? - if so, google the serial number, I did that 6 years ago and happened on a site (it may have been the FCC) which was able to give details.

Have you tried it in a Windows box? It may be a supported card.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:15 AM   #3
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There was a thread on this topic started by Gilion a few weeks back:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=94147

He found some good tricks for ID'ing his ISA NIC.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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Post all the numbers and info thats on the cards chipset. Someone might recognise a vendor id or something...
 
  


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