I just installed a bunch of 905C netcards in a lab. They work beautifully under linux and etherboot-floppy. I thought happy thoughts and updated all the machines. Of course, disaster then struck. Problem 1: I discovered that I can't boot through the bootprom. Neither 3com's default prom, nor an etherboot-image I cromutil-wrote* to the card works. I had already discovered what BIOS options were needed when I was using my lone 3c905B-TXM: I've set the motherboard to boot to the network device first, and turned off PnP. Problem 2: I downloaded the simple driver from 3com, and installed it under Windows 95B. The machine finds the card, installs the driver, etc, all normally. It makes you reboot, of course. After reboot, the network should work. It doesn't. Windows thinks everything's working, you can attempt to ping, and it thinks it's sending pings. A tcpdump shows _NO_ traffic from this machine. NOTE: This machine can network _fine_ under etherboot and linux-2.2.14 ... I was hoping someone would recognise this problem, and give me hints for correcting things. I'd be quite happy indeed to discover it's just some stupidity on my part... Anyway, sorry for the offtopic post. *I updated this utility to allow me to verify checksums. -- ========================================================================= Robert Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Southwestern Adventist University "My opinions are my own. Want one?" Department of Computer Science =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Robert Thompson <email@example.com> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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