fxp - where and what to buy?
ceri at submonkey.net
Sat Sep 11 15:39:04 BST 2004
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On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 02:47:12PM -0700, Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 10:09:31PM +0100, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > I'm looking for a pair of fxp supported NICs, and am having some
> > problems identifying which chipset to buy (the 82557 seems ubiquitous,
> > but comments in if_fxp.c seem to suggest that it's a poor man's fxp),
> > nor can I find a supplier. Does anyone have a recommendation for
> > product and supplier?
> Anything labelled 'Intel Fast EtherExpress 10/100' these days, in a box,
> is probably post 82557. The 10/100 S used to be an 82559 but these days
> tends to be an 82550. Models with 82559 or 82550 are generally enabled
> for on-chip encryption, but Intel never published the necessary info
> to use this openly.
Thanks for the replies - Gavin Atkinson had some spare 82550s which have
increased the usability of my environment here immeasurably.
It is not tinfoil, it is my new skin. I am a robot.
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