[svlug] Kingston KNE110TX ethernet card

Ray Olszewski ray at comarre.com
Thu May 11 11:49:08 PDT 2000

Congratulations on managing to get an external, Ethernet-based DSL modem out
of PacBell. Perhaps they are finally learning that not all their customers
have Win98 hosts with USB ports!

The Kingston Ethernet card works with the latest version of tulip.o, a
version considerably newer than what ships on most CDs (but I *think* is
included with kernel 2.2.15 ... it wasn't with 2.2.13, though). So the first
thing to do is to see if the card will work with the driver you have.

But, if it doesn't, don't lose heart ... the Kingston is just another
Ethernet card. Use whatever Ethernet card you already have running in your
Linux host. The PacBell installers just don't know much about Ethernet, so
they make it sound like this particular NIC is something special.

If you are getting the version of the service that uses PPPoE (PPP over
Ethernet), and you almost surely are, your real concern should be finding an
appropriate PPPoE package for Linux. They do exist, and other who got PB DSL
after the PPPoE cutover date should be able to help you there.

Sorry, but I can't help with your Mandrake-specific questions.

At 10:38 AM 5/11/00 +0100, Terrio Echavez wrote:
>Does anyone have experience that can be shared installing the Kingston
>KNE110TX ethernet card in a Linux Mandrake 7.0 distribution?  I understand
>from the Kingston website http://www.kingston.com  that there is a procedure
>for configuring Linux when installing Kingston EtheRx ethernet adaptors in
>Mandrake Linux 7.0 that bypasses Kudzu (do nothing option) and does the
>install using DrakConf as root.  I am just wondering if the "tulip" module
>for the KNE110TX already exists, or if the driver needs to be downloaded
>(e.g. tulip.c) and compiled.
>Pac Bell will be coming over my house in a couple of weeks to do a Basic DSL
>install for my Mandrake 7.0 system.  All they said was I needed was to
>download the Kingston KNE110 ethernet driver for Linux prior to their
>arrival.  If I need to download the tulip.c source code and compile it, how
>does one do that on a Linux Mandrake 7.0 environment which looks a lot
>different than the Redhat 6.1 environment that I am used to?  Is there a
>place I can find dcoumentation?

------------------------------------"Never tell me the odds!"---
Ray Olszewski                                        -- Han Solo
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