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Re: plain-vanilla ethernet; do brands matter?



On 6/8/05, Markku Kolkka <markkuk tuubi net> wrote:
> THUFIR HAWAT kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika keskiviikko, 8.
> kesäkuuta 2005 09:46):
> > does the brand matter, or will anything that says "ethernet"
> > fit the bill?
> 
> What matters is the Ethernet chip on the card, not the logo
> printed on the box. I have used a SMC card with a Realtek 8139
> chip without any problems, but that doesn't guarantee that SMC
> cards with other types of Ethernet chips would work.

gotcha, thank you so much.  I think I have enough info to make some
calls and probably get this done today.  I'll call around and see
about testing with a live cd before purchase.  Again, thanks to
everyone.


-Thufir


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