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 From:  Joe Lagreca <lagreca at gmail dot com>
 To:  Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] New Soekris Hardware
 Date:  Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:52:34 -0700
What is the official word on support under m0n0wall for the Soekris
lan1621 and lan1641?  If I plug one into my net4501, will it work?

Also what is the limit on the number of network adapters m0n0wall can handle?  



On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 22:15:57 -0700 (PDT), Fred Wright <fw at well dot com> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, David Cook wrote:
> > First off are the lan1621 & lan1641, PCI Dual and Quad ethernet boards at
> > $63 & $89 respectively. They are based on the National Semiconductor DP83816
> > ethernet controller chip which, on a very quick dip into Google, should be
> > supported by m0n0wall by the sis(4) driver. (Manuel - maybe you can confirm
> > as one of the postings I discovered was yours :-)). See
> > http://www.soekris.com/lan16x1.htm for more info.
> >
> Yes, the DP83816 is just an updated version of the DP83815.  The main
> functional difference is that the PCI is now 5V-tolerant.  The only
> programming differences are on the same subtle level as the differences
> between different revs of the DP83815, e.g. which magic undocumented
> numbers should get loaded into which magic undocumented registers after a
> reset.
> The current sis driver isn't entirely correct in this area, even for the
> DP83815, not to mention having a useless form of the short-cable fix.
> Another thing on the "to do" list. :-)
>                                        Fred Wright
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