I'm trying to get to work a WD8003E 8bit ISA BNC ethernet card (it has
also an AUI port) with Linux. So far, no success. I've tried it on two
different PCs (386 and 486) with 2.0.29 and 2.0.30. The card is recognized
on bootup, IRQ, base adress etc. are reported. However, I cannot get a
single packet to be sent or received. ifconfig looks fine, too.
Using the jumpers I can select the IRQ and the base address. It does not
seem to make a difference though what I use (none works).
In fact I have two WD8003E cards, and none of them worked.
On the contrary, I tried a WD8003EP (also 8 bit ISA), and it worked
flawlessly, so my cabeling, kernel etc. are all right.
The major difference between the WD8003E and WD8003EP I could spot was
that the first ones do use shared memory at 0xD000 while the latter uses
it at 0xCA00 (at least Linux says so). Could that make a difference? I've
tried to change that with the jumpers, but to no success. Anybody got a
working WD8003E (or even documentation for it :-)) willing to tell me
his/her parameters and jumper settings?
Are there any tricks involved with getting a WD8003E to work with Linux?
Could it be that the card is jumpered to the AUI port instead of the BNC,
which I'm using? How could that be changed if it's the case?
Any hints are really highly welcome. Thanks.
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