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Date:      Wed, 6 Nov 1996 14:12:20 +0200 (EET)
From:      Heikki Suonsivu <hsu@clinet.fi>
To:        Christoph Kukulies <kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
Cc:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu, hsu@clinet.fi, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Dual or quad port 21140 100 Mbps ethernet cards ?
Message-ID:  <199611061212.OAA05103@katiska.clinet.fi>
In-Reply-To: <199611060925.KAA07771@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
References:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961105112722.6528B-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu> <199611060925.KAA07771@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>

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Christoph Kukulies writes:
 > > On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Heikki Suonsivu wrote:
 > > 
 > > > Are there any known-to-work-with-freebsd 100 Mbps ethernet cards which
 > > > would bridge 2 or more ports per card.  We are using SMC dual port ones
 > > > now, but I need 100 Mbps ethernet.  I'm aware of ZNYX, but they do not
 > > > work correctly.
 > > 
 > > Yes!  The SMC EtherPower2 has this capability, with 2 available ports.
 > 
 > Would that mean you can cascade a chain of machines without requiring a
 > hub ($$) ?

Technically yes, but the extra port on SMC EP2 costs more than low-cost hub
ports on average.  But they are good for building 10 Mbps routers with 8
ports each.  I guess at 100 Mbps would get tight on PCI bus, though, but
backbone port would be nice to have at 100 Mbps.

 > > NOTE:  Your motherboard must support assigning int B addresses.  Some
 > > systems don't.
 > > 
 > > Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
 > > Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
 > > http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major
 > > 
 > > 
 > 
 > --Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de

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