Should I go with RH 7. Gee, can you tell I’m a linux newbie. The driver is written by Donald Becker, and can be found on the www. Or is Linux simply smart enough to start using another port when a port hits the mps limit? You have 2 cards, together you have 5 ports.

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You may have to register before you can post: I tried compiling the source, and that failed. What distro of Linux are you using? I’m running that box on Slack 4.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. This would guarantee 10 meg to each PC through vitural connections.

Try a ping to see if it’s all working.

Warchild, Oops, looks like I have some other issues to fix. Mon Oct 16, 8: If so, how do I set it up?

FA310TX – PCI Adapter

I bought a FA, brought it home and installed it. I had a Netgear FA, so I kept trying to load the tulip. Join our community today! You will have to add this to any 2. I’m using Mandrake 7.


installing FA311 and FA310 in Debian 2.2….

So, I took my Netgear FA from my other machine it uses the tulip. I’ll have quite a few pcs hooked into the server I bought the FA thinking it was maybe just a newer version of the same card, only to find out all ra310. John Campbell Ars Praefectus Registered: That shouldn’t cause a problem but you never know. My above info might be distro independent. Fortunately, once fa301 gets itself initted properly, it works fine indefinitely, and I don’t reboot my machines very often.

The FA is a pain in the ass, and is not tulip-combatible.

Port aggression under Mandrake

It works, but about half the time it fails to properly init the port complains about “PHY setup” and the card pretends to work but isn’t actually connected to the network no link light on the huband I have to reboot the box until it activates the port correctly. The time now is The driver is written by Donald Becker, and can be found on the www.


For a few PC’s, meg will not be a bottle neck. The commments at the top of the Netgear supplied driver with an FA I bought recently indicate that it will not work linuz Linux 2.


Certainly not cable or dsl, neither of which support the full bandwidth of a 10 meg nic. I’m too frustrated with it now, I’ll sleep on it and try again tomorrow. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled linxu you log in. Each interface is treated as a separate entity. Adaptec has drivers to do this under NT which I’ve used without problems It’s working great, and now I’ve got samba running on it too.

Now, when it boots, I get a lot of error messages from insmod. This whole linux driver thing totally escapes me right now. Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

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