>>The problem is:
>> Can we use the 3COM EtherLink III as the adapter card when use
>>LAN Distance Server/Client software?
>I have heard that the Etherlink III cards do not run in promiscuous mode.
>You will have to get a different adapter. I think that some of the
>older 3com cards will run in promiscuous mode, and the IBM adapters will
>too. I am sure that IBM has a list of supported adapters, but I do not
>know where to look for it...
The list of supported adapters is right in the Lan Distance Server
manual. Also, from talking with 3Com, they seem convinced that
it's just a software problem, since there's little difference between
the listed 3Com supported cards and the Elink 2/3 models. I tried
some time ago to get a microchannel Elink2 card working with LD,
and I got to the point where it took all the statements correctly, but
bombed my video! I quit there, but i'm convinced that if you install for
one of the default cards, and then substitute in the drivers for your
Elink3 card, you might get it to work. This program is just another
example of a good program whithering because of lack of support for
newer equipment... Something IBM seems to be very good at.
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