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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:33 am    Post subject: Whats a good, supported dual or multiport NIC for PPC? Reply with quote

Hello,

I need to purchase a couple of dual port NICs, or if possible a four port NIC for a G5 machine. I have done a lot of googling, but I have not yet come accross any information that gave me confidence to go with a particular card.

Does anyone have any witty adecdotes to share about multiport NICs on PPC? :D
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So i am running a 4 port nic on an ~x86 box, it should have the same support for ppc, because it is just compiled in. The card i have is a "Digital Equipment Coprporation DECchip 21142/43" It works just fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

longinoa wrote:
So i am running a 4 port nic on an ~x86 box, it should have the same support for ppc, because it is just compiled in. The card i have is a "Digital Equipment Coprporation DECchip 21142/43" It works just fine.


Thanks for the info.

Tulip cards are supposed to be well supported under PPC, as are 3com cards. For the card you have, does it retail under the DEC brandname? When I search froogle for DEC, I only came up with 3 relevant entries.

Its too bad 3Com discontinued their multiport cards...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually it was in the office when i started working here. It was in a box i scavenged for parts. I would assume that any 4 port nic from a respectable vendor would work.
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