> My question is what PCMCIA card is known to work ( besides the
> impossible to find Xircom for which drivers are available at NexTanswers.)
I don't know why the Xircom should be "impossible to find", but note that the
current Xircom models wil *not* work with the NeXT driver anymore; only
former models did.
with the Xircom 10/100 + Modem 56 cards (Standard & Realport). Note that it
works *only* with these cards so far, not with the pure Ethernet cards, which
is a bit of a problem because of NEXTSTEP's PCMCIA driver which doesn't allow
to make use of ethernet and modem at the same time, so the modem part is kind
Note also that because of the 16 bit PCMCIA bus, you can't make use of the
100 Mbit speed apart of the fact that it will connect to pure 100 Mbit
networks. But the speed does not surpass a 10 Mbit card. 32 bit CardBus
cards, OTOH, don't work with NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP.
Quote:> If someone has been able to make the 3C589 (of which I see many
> variations) work, what has to be done ?
The variations should all work fine. I use a 3CCE589ET without any problems.
To change the Auto Detect ID string, choose the 3Com Etherlink III PCMCIA
Adapter (v4.03) driver in Configure.app and open the Expert Mode panel. In
the "Auto Detect IDs" line, change the Manufacturer to "MFR=3Com" and delete
the "PROD=xyz" string completely (the latter is necessary because the Product
string in the new 3Com cards contains a space which NEXTSTEP's autodetect
mechanism can't handle). Don't forget to press the Return button after that
or the Expert mode won't store your new settings!
You might also have to change the IRQ to avoid conflicts.
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