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 From:  Brett Krueger <sigterm at rootednetworks dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Intel PRO/100 Intelligent Server Adapter Support
 Date:  Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:27:34 -1000
Phil Brutsche wrote:
> Brett Krueger wrote:
> 
>> Kevin Bowling wrote:
>>

>>> <http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/pro100i/index.htm> 
>>> - Is there any *BSD support for these NICs?  These make use of a full 
>>> i960
> 
>    ^^^^
> 
>> they work nicely in freebsd yea. there one of the best nics to use.
> 
> 
> I'm sorry, read that again.
> 
> You're thinking of other Intel PRO/100 cards *without* the i960, which 
> use the fxp driver.  No disagreement about fxp cards - the 
> non-'Intelligent Server Adapter' cards are some of the best around, 
> regardless of OS.
> 
> The cards the OP is posting about has an i960 chip on it for handling 
> Cisco ISL VLANs and other things I can't remember right now.
> 
> Because of the i960 chip there is no open-source support for them, 
> period, end of story.
> 
> In fact, Intel EOLed them in 2000, and in the Windows world you'd be 
> lucky if they worked under Windows 2000, forget about XP or 2k3.
> 
> IMO the best place for the Intel PRO/100 ISA cards is the dumpster.
> 
Ohh, yea I am thinking of the other ones i guess. Thats really too bad 
about those.  Theres always a chance someone wrote a driver for it if 
they are really good. *shrug*. Best of luck.

-brett

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