Netgear NIC

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at
Mon Dec 16 10:50:39 GMT 2002

Thanks all!  I'll keep at it and let you know how it turns out.  I did
check the bus mastering settings, and all ports are supposedly capable and
enabled.  Plu-n-pray was off.  I tried combinations of disabling bus
mastering and moving the card between slots.

But this sounds promisinng below!  I'll give it a shot.



On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Lou Kamenov wrote:

> In some email I received from "Jon Schneider" <jon at> on
> Mon, 16 Dec 2002 10:14:35 -0000 :
> > Ugh I had had an hours-long argument and FA311 card a while ago and 
> > ultimately told the friend to take it back. He bought it at PC world 
> > to make a linux firewall. There was another nastyish (Ne2000 etc.) 
> > card already in the machine. I found that dependant on which slot 
> > they were in, the order of loading the modules, whether NT had been 
> > fired up and the wind direction the the drivers might recognise the 
> > wrong card or the right card with the IRQ assigned to the other. Also 
> > fired up an OpenBSD boot sloppy to see what it made of it and still 
> > had trouble. Horrible. Use it as a shovel or wheel chock or 
> > something.
> Exactly, now i`m convinced that the cards you`ve purchased are the ones
> with the wrong version setting in it, if you flush it, everything should
> be alright. Plus it wont work on FreeBSD/Win32/Linux anything. 
> Please if you have some time download the version set utility and try
> it. It wont hurt, also Netgear is a good card(cheap also), no need to
> turn it back if that`s the issue :)
> again the url:
> cheers,
> -lou
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