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SubjectRe: [OT] 4 port ethernet cards in Linux?
On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Jeff Noxon wrote:

> I just gave up on that same thing... I'm fed up with tulips and I didn't
> get a good feeling for the Adaptec starfire driver. I ordered 2-port
> Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 lan adapters yesterday, and we plan to put
> two per machine. If you want to know how they work out, e-mail me back.
> I'm not doing any channel bonding with them though.
> Good luck
> Jeff
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2000 at 08:05:09PM +0100, Pedro M. Rodrigues wrote:
> >
> > Hello all! This may be off-topic, but does anyone has experience
> > with 4 port ethernet cards in Linux? How good are their drivers, are
> > they open-source and do they provide channel bonding with any
> > kind of switching equipment? I´ve seen Phobos sell some with
> > Linux support, but now they seem to just license the technology to
> > OEM´s.

I bought D-Link 4-port adapter which uses DEC DC21152 chipset.
It work like a dream and it's fast. It is also very cheap. Here
in Finland Adaptec and 3Com 2-port nics costs about $300. And 4-port
D-Link nic costs only $230.

--> Jarno Lähteenmäki (25.02.2000)
--> Telecenter Oy / Espoo

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