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Quote:> Well for even more confused info to add the 530TX says right on the back
> with that stupid logo NE2000 Compatible. I have never tried it but I would
> say use the other more specific driver.
"530TX" is an incomplete designation. The original post was about the
DFE-530TX. I've got one of these, but I no longer have the box it came
in. I do, however, have the manual, and there's no mention of NE-2000
compatibility in either the "features" or "specifications" sections (I'm
not going to read the whole manual looking for it, though).
Now, if you confirm that you have the DFE-530TX and not some other board
with a similar model number (DE-530TX, DFE-530CT, or some such), and that
it's labeled as being NE-2000-compatible, then one of three things is
1) The board is NE-2000-compatible AND is built around the VIA Rhine
chipset. I'd still recommend using the Linux VIA Rhine driver in this
case, because it's the more specific option.
2) D-Link changed the design of the board without changing the model
number. Stranger things have happened.
3) The box is mis-labeled. You might want to check your manual to help
clarify the matter.
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>> >> I got the Cheapbytes CD for Redhat 6.0, and almost everything installed
>> >> except for networking support for my NIC, a D-Link DFE-530TX 10/100 PCI
>> >> card.
>> > Boot from a dos floppy and configure your card for 0x300, IRQ 10.
>> > I'm fairly certain that the NE2XX driver/module will work.
>> You're probably thinking of a different D-Link model; they've got several
>> with annoyingly similar model numbers, but radically different designs.
>> The DFE-530TX is a 10/100 PCI model that uses the VIA Rhine chipset.
>> AFAIK, it is *NOT* NE2000-compatible. Even if it were, I'd use the VIA
>> Rhine driver, since it's more specific to the model in question.
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