Re: AS200 and DE500 - VMS

This is a discussion on Re: AS200 and DE500 - VMS ; From: "Richard B. Gilbert" > The built in interface is 10/100, the same as the DE500. Installing a > DE500 is pointless unless you need a second Ethernet interface or you > somehow fried the built in interface. Maybe on ...

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  1. Re: AS200 and DE500

    From: "Richard B. Gilbert"

    > The built in interface is 10/100, the same as the DE500. Installing a
    > DE500 is pointless unless you need a second Ethernet interface or you
    > somehow fried the built in interface.


    Maybe on yours. On mine, EWA0 said "DE435", and was 10Mb/s. I did
    add a DE205 (10Mb/s, ISA, ERA0) card once, which was mildly
    entertaining. That was back when my DSL gizmo was a bridge, and I
    wanted to keep the non-IP traffic off it, so a second interface was
    useful.

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  2. Re: AS200 and DE500

    Steven M. Schweda wrote:
    > From: "Richard B. Gilbert"
    >
    >> The built in interface is 10/100, the same as the DE500. Installing a
    >> DE500 is pointless unless you need a second Ethernet interface or you
    >> somehow fried the built in interface.

    >
    > Maybe on yours. On mine, EWA0 said "DE435", and was 10Mb/s. I did
    > add a DE205 (10Mb/s, ISA, ERA0) card once, which was mildly
    > entertaining. That was back when my DSL gizmo was a bridge, and I
    > wanted to keep the non-IP traffic off it, so a second interface was
    > useful.
    >
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Steven M. Schweda sms@antinode-info
    > 382 South Warwick Street (+1) 651-699-9818
    > Saint Paul MN 55105-2547


    Didn't you ever set it to 100 MB? I did it so many years ago that I've
    forgotten exactly how but ISTR it was done from the SRM console.

  3. Re: AS200 and DE500

    In article , "Richard B. Gilbert" writes:
    >Steven M. Schweda wrote:
    >> From: "Richard B. Gilbert"
    >>
    >>> The built in interface is 10/100, the same as the DE500. Installing a
    >>> DE500 is pointless unless you need a second Ethernet interface or you
    >>> somehow fried the built in interface.

    >>
    >> Maybe on yours. On mine, EWA0 said "DE435", and was 10Mb/s. I did
    >> add a DE205 (10Mb/s, ISA, ERA0) card once, which was mildly
    >> entertaining. That was back when my DSL gizmo was a bridge, and I
    >> wanted to keep the non-IP traffic off it, so a second interface was
    >> useful.
    >>
    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> Steven M. Schweda sms@antinode-info
    >> 382 South Warwick Street (+1) 651-699-9818
    >> Saint Paul MN 55105-2547

    >
    >Didn't you ever set it to 100 MB? I did it so many years ago that I've
    >forgotten exactly how but ISTR it was done from the SRM console.


    This just doesn't sound right. I have a couple of AS200s. The "on-board"
    NIC has an RJ45 UTP and a BNC thin-wire connection. AFAIK, thin-wire did
    not support speeds over 10Mb/s. Therefore, I'd conclude that there isn't
    a way to configure that interface to 100Mb/s.

    I put DE600s in the AS200s. An SDA> CLUE CONFIG/ADAPTER shows:

    FFFFFFFF.81D1ACA8 30 FFFFFFFF.842FC000 2C PKA: 6 NCR 53C810 SCSI
    FFFFFFFF.81D1AD20 38 FFFFFFFF.842FE000 7 SATURN
    FFFFFFFF.81D1AF00 58 FFFFFFFF.84502000 14 EWA: 11 DE434/DE435 (Ethernet)
    FFFFFFFF.81D1AF78 60 FFFFFFFF.84504000 28 GYA: 12 ZLXp-E (TGA)
    FFFFFFFF.81D1AFF0 68 FFFFFFFF.84506000 38 EIA: 13 DE600-AA (Fast Ethernet)


    Note that it says Ethernet only and not Fast Ethernet. Some googling has
    convinced me the DE435 had the Tulip chipset and that it was 10baseT only.

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