Re: PCI netcards that are good for Linux

Martin Mares (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 13:08:08 +0200


> I'm curious about a certain PCI card that our work just got
> for a few of our machines. How do the SMC EtherPower PCI cards hold out under
> load and performance-wise in general and under Linux? I noticed it was based
> off a Digital chip and I vaguely remember hearing bad things on the list about
> lots of the 'tulip' cards that were as bad as the ne2000 cards.

I didn't test 10Mbit SMC's, but the 100Mbit ones are really excellent.
10.5 MByte per second between two PC's! (e.g., 3Coms on the same setup
were capable of transmitting approx. 7 MB/sec).

On the other hand, I think such questions are a bit off-topic on this list.