Re: SMC NIC help
From: Softly Softly Catchy Monkey (munkeh_at_speed-mail.co.uk)
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 11:51:06 +0100
"Tauno Voipio" <firstname.lastname@example.org.SPAMBAIT_REMOVE.invalid> wrote in
> "Softly Softly Catchy Monkey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > hi all. right i've got 4 identical SMC NICS (SMC UltraChip 83C790QF),
> > stamped 1993. I want to use these to make a router out of an p75 that
> > got floating about. My questions are:-
> > 1)does anybody know which driver i need to use? i am told that the SMC
> > drivers don't always work for SMC cards? appreciate if anyone could let
> > know so i don't waste time trying all the drivers.
> Have you read the SMC part of the Ethernet-HOWTO?
> The type seems to be that of the chip. Look on the card for the card type.
> Please note also if there are jumpers for the card settings, or if the
> is PnP (Plug and Play). PnP may make it necessary to have the ISA PnP
> in the system.
> > 2)do i need to install 4 indentical drivers?? can this even be done??
> > remembered having to install a drive twice for 2 cards on my win box a
> > back.
> Linux drivers are smart enough to run all similar cards with one driver
> only. Again, please read the Ethernet-HOWTO first.
> Tauno Voipio
> tauno voipio @ iki fi