Message from discussion Cheap Network Cards Known to work with Linux (Red Hat BTW)
From: Russ Gritzo <gri...@lanl.gov>
Subject: Re: Cheap Network Cards Known to work with Linux (Red Hat BTW)
To: Allan Peda <al...@interport.net>
Organization: Los Alamos National Lab
Allan Peda wrote:
> I read a note in one of my references that there are several cards
> known not to work with Linux. What CHEAP cards have people used?
I have used/tried a number of cards with Slackware. Sorry, no red-hat
but hope this helps.
D-Link: Used the DE-220 card, ~30.00$. It is a jumperless card, so you
your system using a DOS floppy to configure the card, but once you do it
configured. May have problems with some autoprobing functions, so you
may need to
install support as a module.
Addtron: Used the AN-16CT, ~25.00$. Same jumperless deal as above. I
prefer the D-link
card, since setup program is better and the company more responsive to
DEC: Used a number of old DE-100 boards. Not available new (that I
know of), but
have seen them being dumped in surplus / salvage places. Switch
settings for config,
very reliable, bullet proof.
I honestly cannot tell the difference between the cheapies on my net at
home, and the
high dollar PCI adapter on my machine at work, in terms of overall
performance and reliability.
I have found that most NE-2000 compat boards work fine, subject to the