I recently bought a couple of those cards (along with a 100mb/sec hub) to
upgrade my perfectly functional home network. As you have duly noted, the
shipping tulip drivers didn't work. I logged on to the Linksys web site and
found that to use the newer cards with the "wake on LAN" feature, you need
to use the latest version of the driver. There is a link on the Linksys
Linux support page (!) to the author's web site. Download the source code
and follow the instructions commented at the end of the code to properly
compile the driver. It's quite easy. I also used the options=13 flag, and
now everything is working marvelously.
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>> I've just set up a Linux-only computer using SuSE 6.2 Linux (which was
>> easier than I expected). I've gotten most everything else set up, but I
>> can't seem to figure out how to get Linux to see my Linksys LNE100TX
>> network card (which is supposed to use the "DECchip Tulip" device type).
>If you bought the card within the past year or so, it probably uses a
>Tulip clone chipset, not a real Tulip. Unfortunately, these clone chipsets
>often require updated drivers. SuSE 6.2 does come with these drivers (I
>think under the name tulip-new.o or some such), so you can try those
>pretty directly. If not, go to
>http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip-devel.html to get them.
>Also, if this is a "version 2.0" board (the type with "wake-on-LAN"
>functionality), it seems to be much more finicky than earlier versions.
>Some people have reported problems getting it working with very recent
>drivers, but others have given up on the boards entirely.
>Author of books on Linux networking & WordPerfect for Linux