>>Hi sanu, I think the netgear cards are based on a DEC chipset (probably
>>Tulip) which has been discussed several times in this news group. If you
>>do a power search (with the exact model of the card) you should be able
>>to find those articles. There is another thing I want to point out, is
>>that check the documentation if that card is NE2000 compatible. If it is
>>then you don't have to worry about it being a Tulip card or not. Then
>>you can use the name nei0 or nei1
>I have a different netgear card.
>It comes up as dnet0.
>either way, you should see something indicative either at boot time, or
>with the output of "dmesg"
Does solaris7 use the "latest" nics from netgear & linksys?
The "latest" versions of netgear & linksys uses the PNIC
chipset and is a "work-alike" with the DEC (tulip) chipset
as per the linux nic driver website. The nics don't obviously
say what chipset is being used.
The need is that my 3com 905b died and solaris won't recognize
the ndc (sohoware) nic which is the MXIC(?) dec chipset work-alike.
I don't believe the 3com is worth the price and the "tulip"
is better; at least it ran on the linux box which the 3com didn't.
The solaris docs only mention the DECs and sun isn't concerned
with any driver updates.