PXE capable network cards?

Matt Hansen helios82 at optushome.com.au
Wed May 19 13:48:11 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 22:17, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On Wed, 19 May 2004, Matt Hansen wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >    I'm interested to try out a PXE boot but I'm unsure whether my net
> > adapter is capable of this. There's not much documentation confirming
> > this or not however this page suggests it supports it.
> > http://www.wlug.org.nz/PXE
> > Can anyone with the same card confirm whether it supports PXE or not?
> > 
> > Card: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
> depends on wether or not you can select it as a boot device in your bios 
> or if offers you the option on startup... I have machines with 8139's that 
> can pxe boot.

Well I suppose it's not supported with my card (Acer manufacturer). The
BIOS had an option to boot from the LAN (this is only for WOL though
right?) but that was the only thing that looked relevant in this
scenario. There's no ROM BIOS output from the card on boot up either so
I guess I'm SOL. Just have to upgrade I think..

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