On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> firewalls-digest-owner @
> } I have found that you CANNOT use a 3COM card in conjuction with
> } another NIC! I struggled with two 3COM 509 cards for an hour or so
> } until I read the Multiple-Ethrnet MINI-HOWTO that specifically
> } states "You cannot use 2 3Coms because they disable the probe after
> } one card is found". So stay away from 3COMs. Now I'm using 2
> } NE2000 clones and they're working fine.
> This just isn't the case.
> We have several machines with multiple 3com cards in them.
> You *do* need to configure them prior to use using the DOS
> 3c5x9cfg.exe program which comes with them.
> Set the interrupt, io address etc. Switch off plug & pray, and set
> interface (AUI, BNC, 10BaseT) explicitly.
> They work wonderfully.
> Strange things do happen if plug & pray is left enabled - maybe this
> is your problem.
A few years back, when attaching PC's to a AIX tcp environ we had to pull
some tricks centered around the hex id of the cards, last one in
was the highest...
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