On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stephen Krauth [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 11:20 PM
> > To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: RE: 5.2.1-RELEASE ethernet troubles
> >
>
> >
> > I would have tried that but the PnP config on my BIOS won't let me.
> > It only lets you reserve IRQs 3-15 (skipping a few) and these cards
> > consistently show up on IRQ 17.
> >
>
> I've run across that too, idiot bios code writers.
>
> Your only option is a fully pnp-aware card.  The ne2000's generally
> wern't.  If you must use ISA, a 3com 3c509b set into pnp mode with
> the dos configuration program would probably work.  But your probably
> better off with a pci card.
>
> If the intel/pro isn't an option then try a cheapie Realtek 8029-based
> job (ne2000 clone) and see what happens.  You can often find these in
> junk bins and such.  If you want to wait for one I probably have one or
> two around here.
>
> Ted

Thanks for the offer, but I'm sure I'll get it working one way or
another.  Plus, I only tried the ne2000 card out of desperation; I'd
like to have at least 100Mbs between my two machines.

I'll tell how it goes when I get some time to work on it again.

- Steve K

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