[K12OSN] Cheap PXE nics?

Conrad Lawes pxeboot at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 23:46:09 UTC 2008

Argon Technology offers Realtek NICs with PXE boot ROM onboard for  $15.99.


On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Barry R Cisna <brcisna at eazylivin.net>wrote:

> Jamie,
> I assume these golden oldies do not have onboard nics?.If they do,and
> your BIOS rom is 2MB with some time invested you could add the PXE into
> the systems bios. I done this many moons ago.
> If no onboard nic,,the cheapest simplest way I used to do was bought
> Realtek8139 nics with the rom socket on it for $4 each,,and then bought
> the rom chips and a rom chip burner and pxe'd this nics this way.These
> Nics would setup fine on any waaayyy old machines we had when our school
> first started into K12LTSP.I tried almost every pci nic in existance at
> that time. This ends up being a little bit of money though,,but at least
> "You are doing it your way",,,Kinda like Elvis!..:)
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
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Conrad Lawes
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