100BASET support.

100BASET support.

Post by Maureen Lecuo » Wed, 23 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Is there support for 100BaseT cards under Linux?

I haven't seen anything on this and I was curious whether it
exists or not...

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100BASET support.

Post by Donald Beck » Wed, 23 Aug 1995 04:00:00

>Is there support for 100BaseT cards under Linux?

>I haven't seen anything on this and I was curious whether it
>exists or not...

Yes, several 100baseTx cards are supported.

 Chip           Boards
DEC21140        SMC EtherPower 10/100, DEC, many other vendors.
                (Also, recent versions of the de4x5.c driver works with DEC
                 produced 100mbps boards.)

3Com Vortex     On the 3Com PCI 3c595, 10mbps-only PCI version is 3c590.
                 (A new EISA version has just be announced -- that means
                  I must find an EISA machine to update the driver...)

Unsupported for now:
NatSemi ???     An NatSemi-produced ISA 100baseTx board.
                I may write a driver in late September.
Intel           Intel EtherExpress Pro 100

                documentation from Intel without a restrictive NDA.

There are also two 100VG drivers in alpha test, mine for the ISA/EISA/PCI
boards, and another for ISA/EISA boards.

For the latest driver information you might want to monitor
For more info on 100Mbps choices read

P.S. I have been doing most of my performance tuning with the SMC EtherPower
adapters  -- we have 40 of them on our Beowulf Linux clusters.  Currently I'm
seeing about 4.6MB/sec application-to-application with TCP using a single
network.  The configuration is two ethercards on each P5-100 Triton
motherboard, interconnected by NetWorth 8 port repeaters.


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100BASET support.

Post by Paul Matthew » Sat, 26 Aug 1995 04:00:00

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Paul Matthews
McLean, VA