Re: Network Interface Card (802.1q compatible)

From: Matti Aarnio (matti.aarnio@zmailer.org)
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 09:44:18 EST


On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 10:36:37AM -0300, Charrua wrote:
> It needs a network interface card wich is compatible with 802.1q standard
> and that it has linux drivers. The idea is that this equipment is connected
> to a switch(802.1q compatible) and that it belongs to 3 Vlan's wich are
> defined in the same equipment.
> I've got the idea that the 3com model 3c980c-txm would suit me, but i don't
> know if there are drivers for linux.

        They do work. There are drivers by 3com:
                http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic/linux.htm

        although those are listed only supporting 2.2 kernels.

        The 3c59x driver at 2.4.0-test10 seems to list at least
        some 3c980 model, and Donald Becker's lattest driver
        seems to list the same. (http://www.scyld.com/)

        Comparing what 3c59x.c driver has at Linux, and what Donald
        has at its 3c59x.c, the latter will very likely support
        the necessary 1504 byte physical MTU, while current Linux
        contained driver does not.

        Go for 3com driver of Donald's doesn't support the card
        you buy, however its applicability to the kernel which
        you use may be an other story.

> If anybody has any idea or any helpfull suggestion I'll be
> gratefull. Thank you...
>
> Andrés Segovia
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