> I've just discovered a local PC shop selling the 'Linksys Fast Ethernet
> 10/100 Network in a Box' product for what seems like a very reasonable
> price. It says on the box that it is Linux compatible.
> Are any of you Linux users out there using one of these ? If so, what are
> your thoughts ? I am thinking of getting one of these (plus a third
> network card) for my home network which is currently running using old
> 3Com 3C503 ISA cards. My network consists of one Linux server, one W98
> machine and one multi-boot W98, NT4, Linux machine.
You shouldn't have any problems, with just the one hub. I did have problems
with a Linksys hub connecting to a SOHOware hub that were separated about
60-100' apart, which is coming close to the max distance for 100 Mbit hubs (I
originally had my office in the 2nd story bedroom and other computers down in
the ba*t). It got to the point where I would have to reboot several times
a day, and replaced both hubs with the more expensive 3com office connect 8
port hubs, and never had a problem at that distance (I have since moved
everything down to the ba*t due to not having air conditioning). Whether
it was the Linksys hub that was at fault or the SOHOware, I never found out
(the SOHOware hub was certainly flakey, since it had a rather noisy fan).
Michael Meissner, Cygnus Solutions
PMB 198, 174 Littleton Road #3, Westford, Massachusetts 01886