NetGear FA-31x

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Mon Dec 10 12:41:03 EST 2001


On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Javier Iglesias wrote:

> There was a post some time ago that mentioned problems 
> using NetGear FA311 NICs 
> (-> http://www.netgear.com/product_view.asp?xrp=1&yrp=1&zrp=5)
> with some "specific AMD chipsets"
> (-> http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-October/001668.html)

That wasn't a specific report.  It was pretty much "something doesn't
work". 

> We are experiencing some problems getting the highly 
> recommended FA310 cards
> (-> http://www.netgear.com/product_view.asp?xrp=1&yrp=1&zrp=4)

The FA310 (Lite-On PNIC-2 or ADM Comet chip) is completely unrelated to
the FA311 (NatSemi DP83815 chip).  Any problem common between the two is
likely from the motherboard, not the NIC.

The only current errata with the natsemi driver is that some chip revs
apparently have a different multicast filter setup.  The driver changed
the multicast setting with the v1.09 7/17/2001 release, but there was
recently a report that the new filter setup does not work correctly with
all boards.

> I would like to know if someone tried mounting 
> those FA311 NICs on Tyan Tiger MP (S2460) motherboards 
> (-> http://www.tyan.com/products/html/tigermp.html)
> and if they got into troubles at all.

Donald Becker				becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation		http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210		Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993

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