"Genica GN-788" fast ethernet chipset?

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Mar 14 16:36:23 EST 2003


the tulip is the ne2k of the late 90's. it's kinda hard to tell how 
tulip compatible a random oem ethernet chipset that claims to be tulip 
compatible is without trying it.

the particular layout of the ethernet card is common to a number of oems 
I've seen.

joelja

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Andrew Piskorski wrote:

> Has anyone here ever heard of a "Genica GN-788" fast ethernet chipset?
> Is it any good?
> 
> I recently ordered 13 inexpensive low profile (short) fast ethernet
> cards using the "ADMtek Chipset (AN983B)", which a Google search told
> me is Tulip compatable.
> 
> Now, the vendor is shipping me different cards, model "GN-788" with
> "Genica GN-788" chipset, and claiming that "the chipset is different
> because the ADMtek Chipset have been recalled by the factory for
> chipset error.  GENICA works the same."
> 
> Which sounds awfully suspicious since I've never heard of this Genica
> chipset, and it seems to sell on the net for c. $3 or so per card.
> Basically, I plan to ask for my money back, but first I'd prefer to
> know for sure whether this cheap Genica card is actually any good.
> 
> The vendor (found on Ebay) in question is:
> 
>   http://www.underhere.com/
> 
> This "Genica" white box operation seems to have a website, but the
> ethernet card in question isn't listed:
> 
>   http://www.genica.com/
> 
> Some other places selling this cheap-o Genica card are:
> 
>   https://www.emaxasp.com/ikordesign/details.asp?item=GN%2D778%2D20BOX
>   http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GN-788
> 
> Thanks for any info or advice!
> 
> 

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