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slackerbie 04-27-2003 01:25 PM

ISA network card installation?!!!!
Hi there!

I'm a :newbie: 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!

Tinkster 04-27-2003 08:16 PM

some information on the make/model of
the cards might be helpful for helping ... :)


slackerbie 04-28-2003 03:09 AM


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 (:tisk: ). 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 :eek: (survival of the fittest ;) ) wich you can find at:

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

Tinkster 04-28-2003 02:35 PM

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 :}


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 ;)

slackerbie 04-28-2003 05:16 PM

Thnx man.

But I aint got no PCI slots :( That's why I got these prehistoric ones ;)

With regards.

acid_kewpie 04-28-2003 05:31 PM

ahhh c'mon tink, 1,450 posts.... use the other thread.....

slackerbie 04-28-2003 05:32 PM


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