Get an Ethernet Card (was Re: Has anyone got DSL working with a USB modem?)

Damien Elmes clug at
Sat Sep 7 00:37:26 EST 2002

Alex Satrapa <grail at> writes:

> Otherwise, take your pick of the consumer-level EtherExpress Pro cards, the
> 3Com 3C905, the DFE-530TX (tulip chipset) or anything else that's not a PCI
> NE2000 clone (and that, only because such a beast is heresy against PCI ;) I
> ended up going for the DFE-530TX, mainly because I was buying a D-Link 8-port
> switch from Page Data Products in Fyshwick at the time, so I got two new
> network cards while I was in the shop.

How much do they go for? Could you justify recommending one of these to
people for their home network, over some el-cheapo card based on realtek's
popular chipset?


Damien Elmes

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