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SubjectRe: 3Comm 3CR990-TX-97 NIC
James Williams wrote:
> Originally to: All
> Hello,
> Has anyone ever got 3com's 3cr990 Nic card to work in Linux. If, so how? What
> driver did you use, and where to find it. BTW, this is the card with '3 DES 168
> bit encryption' and it has onboard the 3xp processor. Any help will be
> appreciated.

There are two Linux drivers for it. One is 3com's, a bit shoddy but Ion
B. did a nice job of cleaning it up. The other is David Dillow's; DD's
driver looks really good, supports NAPI and all sorts of bells and whistles.

I'm currently waiting to see if DD's driver gets the stamp of approval
from a certain legal department. If that doesn't come through soon, the
"backup plan" kicks into effect, and Ion's cleanup of 3com's driver gets

Neither driver hooks into the 2.5.x CryptoAPI, AFAIK...


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