drivers for an old network card
johbe at linux.se
Sat Mar 16 18:49:35 EST 2002
There is support for 3com509 in the kernel Its a widely used card, even
if its old. So you dont have to download any extra drivers, just recompile
your kernel and activate it.
On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, Georgina wrote:
> I did a search on google for "Etherlink 3 configuration linux" and got this
> page: Chances are that you have the necessary driver already.
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> Product: 3Com 3C509 Etherlink-3 ISA NIC
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> Manufacturer: 3Com
> Model: 3C509
> Category: Network Interface Card
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> Dates Manuf.: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
> Record History: created 1999-05-04. Last modified 2001-08-10
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> # Driver Description
> 0 3c509.c : 3Com NIC driver This driver is for the 3Com EtherLinkIII
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> # Resource Type Description
> 0 Configuring an Ethernet Interface Linux HOWTO
> Walks through securing support for a NIC and establishing the eth
> 1 DNS HOWTO Linux HOWTO
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> 2 How to hook up PPP in Linux Linux HOWTO
> The key problem in hooking up a PPP link to an Internet Service
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> understand what their help means if it is given...
> 3 Linux Ethernet HOWTO Linux HOWTO
> Information about which ethernet devices can be used for Linux, and
> how to set them up (focused on he hardware and low level driver aspect
> of the ethernet cards; see Network HOWTO for software configuration
> 4 Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO Linux HOWTO
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> 6 Linux Networking HOWTO (Previously the Net-3 How... Linux HOWTO
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> 1. No problems posted by dougm on 1999-05-19
> Review: Never had a problem with Linux or any other OS... One of the
> higher end NICs out there.
> 2. Decent enough card posted by meeko on 1999-07-06
> Review: My TPO card worked perfectly for me right from the start, in
> both Win9x and Linux. I forget if I disabled PnP, but I don't think I
> did. It's CPU utilization is fairly high, but you expect that from an
> ISA card. It has no problems talking to m...(more)
> 3. Untitled posted by js1 on 1999-07-09
> Review: NULL
> 4. A breeze in Linux posted by ilmari on 1999-08-15
> Review: Windows 95 wouldn't even give it an IRQ, but in linux it was
> true plug and play! a pleasure!!
> 5. Good card posted by djmcelroy on 2000-05-31
> Review: Works great - easy to install. Unlike the 3c509b, there is
> no PNP feature to disable. You should be able to find these cards in
> the used bin for little money.
> 6. Untitled posted by anonymous on 2000-06-17
> Comment: Works well. It's PnP even in Linux. I can't figure out how
> to force it to take a different base port/irq tho.
> 7. Just works posted by alan on 2000-07-29
> Review: It just works. Its the ideal ISA card
> 8. Great for an ISA card posted by broberts on 2000-08-19
> Review: Works for me. I don't like the lack of jumpers though. If
> you need to change the setup, grab 3c5x9utils.
> 9. true classic posted by fuggles on 2000-12-04
> Review: A true classic, these are cheap and wonderful.
> 10. Untitled posted by SYKO on 2001-08-10
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> >Hi Alex,
> > You'll need to know the exact model of the card. I have an Etherlink II
> I that is a 3C509b (not sure if the Etherlink III includes other models or not)
> > Go to the 3Com website and find the setup program for your card. You ha
> ve to run this utility programin DOS (just boot froma floppy, then insert the d
> iskette with the utility program on it and run it from the floppy). This progra
> m lets you set IRQ and IOBase address. Set them and save them to the card. Then
> reboot Linux and set up the driver which you can compile into your kernel, or
> load as a module. Specify the IRQ and IOBase as per the instructions for module
> s (or on the lilo prompt if you compile the driver into the kernel).
> > --terry
> >You wrote:
> >-=> Hi.
> >-=> I got an isa 3com eathernet card, Think it's an eatherlink3. Ware can I g
> et linux drivers for it? The card was made around 1992 so I think there might
> be something someware.
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