Frustrating network issue
george at galis.org
Tue Jun 19 20:33:04 PDT 2001
On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 03:04:24PM +1200, Stephen Cope wrote:
>George Georgalis said:
>: don't know if the Netgears were miss labeled or what but I said they were
>: bad if no lights came on when plugged into a switch.
>Is that an accurate way of telling whether they work?
>IIRC, my 3Com 509 (on OpenBSD 2.6) didn't show any lights on the switch
>until it was ifconfig'd at startup. And it worked just fine.
well the box said Netgear FA310TX which light up whether or not the
interface is up.
I spent some time trying to bring up a few of the ones that didn't
light. the tulip module certainly didn't work, nor anything else I
tried. if they were misslabeled as suggested in the post below, well I
didn't guess that. The ones that worked lit up right away and I could
tell they were good without going through the bios, boot and network
I selected this model of course because they are/were easily configured.
I now use other NICs which don't necessarily light up until they are up.
> > Just a suggestion to cover all bases: Netgear has, according to
> > some informed posters on the LRP mailing list, been packaging
> > FA312s as FA311s. There is no way to tell this by looking at the
> > box. The result is that the supplied drivers for Linux don't quite
> > work.
Hope all the bases are covered... I was mostly disappointed that my old
favorite was giving me problems.
GEORGE GEORGALIS ><> http://www.galis.org/george
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