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Re: [SLUG] what module for dlink dfe530?
- To: Dave Fitch <David_Fitch@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] what module for dlink dfe530?
- From: Ian Tester <imroy@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Feb 15 19:59:01 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Dave Fitch wrote:
> Hi all,
> as the subject says, I've switched to a Dlink DFE-530TX
> pci ethernet card - which I believe is supported but
> I can't find which module to use.
Ugh, I bought one of these card from Harvey Norman. I had scanned through
the Ethernet HOWTO and found the "DE-530". Nice Tulip card, I thought.
Stupid me. I should have written down the model and been wary of the extra
It's a RealTek 8139 based card, and isn't worth half the money that D-link
is selling 'em for.
All I get are timeout errors with both the D-link and another
(cheaper) RTL8139 card. And with both 2.2.16 (or whatever Debian Potato
r0 comes with) and 2.4.0. Has anyone had any luck with these cards?
I thought my newly-acquired network gear was broken until I brought the
SparcStation LX home and it worked straight away - My trusty 2 year-old
Tulip was the only other working card I had!
If I work up the courage, I'll take back the D-link and get some nice
Intel EtherExpress-100 or Tulip cards from someone else!
Ian Tester *8)# \7\ LINUX: because geeks will find a way
imroy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx \7\ http://www.zipworld.com.au/~imroy