NuBus 10/100 Ethernet card driver search

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NuBus 10/100 Ethernet card driver search

I'm looking for drivers for a Farallon NuBus ethernet card, but the farallon site has long disappeared - unfortunately macdrivermuseum.net only points to farallon as a source of their drivers.

This one is a small, roughly half-height NuBus card with an SMSC chip - http://www.smsc.com/main/catalog/lan91c100fd.html

There's no model name, only 'Farallon' and a 1998 date. Any pointers to other driver archives that may be keeping themselves hidden from me? Smile

dana

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try this

IIRC Farallon had two different 10/100 nubus card versions, with (??) different drivers. I put a likely suspect on my web space, give it a try. If that ain't it, I have more Farallon drivers on my server, access via Carracho or Hotline, see my sig.

server->path= ourfiles:drivers:network,modem:Farallon:

hth,

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Thank you greatly - that's th

Thank you greatly - that's the exact driver needed Smile

I'm posting this message through the working 10/100 connection to my LAN - and file transfers show they're moving a touch above 10megabit type speeds, even if it's not reaching the full 100megabit . Slow drive & all, for now
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just fyi

I've never seen ANY 100Mbit nic ever get even close to 100Mbit/s (which max. should be 12.5MB/s). The best I've ever seen is about 5.5MB/s (or @ 44Mbit/s). That's not even half the bandwidth there should be. I'm talking about a network with 100Mbit switches, relatively modern computers with fast hardrives and processors, and new cat5 cables < 6'.

However... I have often seen 10BaseT connections max out at 1MB/s.

Can someone tell me what may be going on here? What are the real world speeds on a 1000BaseT connection (with a gigabit switch)?

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Re: just fyi

I get a good bit quicker than 5.5MB/sec with http and ftp transfers - I just tried a few different transfers of a 92MB file between my eMac 1GHz and iMac 400. I have no AFP results I can paste, but hand timing a transfer took a hair under 10 seconds. The following are the other two protocols...

For http:

$ wget http://192.168.1.2/bigfile2.txt
--12:55:40-- http://192.168.1.2/bigfile2.txt
=> `bigfile2.txt'
Connecting to 192.168.1.2:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 92,307,600 [text/plain]

100%[======================================================================================>] 92,307,600 8.92M/s ETA 00:00

12:55:50 (8.92 MB/s) - `bigfile2.txt' saved [92307600/92307600]

8.92MB/sec in 10 seconds there for http, and for ftp:


ftp> get bigfile2.txt
local: bigfile2.txt remote: bigfile2.txt
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||49288|)
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 'bigfile2.txt' (92307600 bytes).
100% |***************************************************************************************| 90144 KB 10.24 MB/s 00:08
226 Transfer complete.
92307600 bytes received in 00:08 (10.24 MB/s)

ftp looks to be blazing along, 10.24MB/sec in 8 seconds

The Farallon NuBus card was nowhere near those times - In a 7100/G3-233 it copied a 17MB file in 12 seconds to the eMac. Just enough to let me know it's working faster than 10megabit. Blame a combination of NuBus, slow 2GB SCSI drive and a butchered up install of MacOS8.1 Smile

If I do the same between my webserver - A linux 6500/300 with 10/100NIC in it - and the eMac, I bounce around between 3 and 5MB/sec, and I've always put that down to the HD interface in the server. It's creeping up to 10 years old.

SSH copies anywhere on the network don't go much above 2MB/sec, and I've never seen 3MB/sec from it. I guess that's an encryption overhead thing.

dana

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