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DLink DFE-690TXD Cardbus-ethernet adaptor on Pup412-SOLVED
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mmmrr


Joined: 03 Mar 2009
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Location: vancouver island, canada

PostPosted: Thu 01 May 2014, 21:24    Post_subject:  

thanks, tempestuous,

that 'options...' has made quite a difference.
i've spent most of the day fooling around with
ethernet and wireless on pup412 and there is
not much difference. i suppose there is some
way to compare actual numbers?

it has inspired me to retry earlier series of pups
which i could not do when wireless was my only
connction and i didn't know how or if i could make
it work. i'm using a live cd of puppu213 to make this
reply. all noticebly quicker than 412 so i'll try an install
later. this computer isa mid-'90's pentium2, 266mhz,
160 mb ram so the 213 is a better fit than 412.

many thanks for yr help. it seems that this should get
a SOLVED but not with present thread title...

cheers, mm
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 05:34    Post_subject:  

OK, that's great to hear. Maybe you could edit the first post, and change the title to "How to use DLink DFE-690TXD Cardbus-ethernet adaptor - SOLVED".

For anyone else who stumbles upon this thread, please understand that the solution I explained for the slow transfer speeds of the DFE-690TXD adaptor is only applicable to the 8139too driver. Please don't "cut-and-paste" this information into situations involving different drivers - IT WILL CERTAINLY FAIL ! You have been warned.

mmmrr wrote:
this computer is a mid-'90's pentium2, 266mhz,
160 mb ram so the 213 is a better fit than 412.

Yes, I agree. You might also consider Classic Pup 214x-Top10, which is an updated variant, with quite a bit of added eye-candy -
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
but the original Puppy 2.13 is still a good option ... or better still, Puppy 2.16, which was the latest in that original series, before Puppy moved up to a newer kernel.
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mmmrr


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Location: vancouver island, canada

PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 10:53    Post_subject:  

how about:
"How to use DLink DFE-690TXD Cardbus-ethernet adaptor on Puppy 412 - SOLVED". ?

because when i ran 213 live the adapter seemed to run at the speed of the solved 412 before i made any change in /etc/modprobe.conf.

i'm embarrassed to say that i was misremembering the name of modprobe.conf. so could not find it to add the 'options..230'
line. when i did a full install of 213 i used the option to add that parameter in the network wizard but did not notice an
increase in speed.

this morning i realised my error, added 'options...230' to
modprobe.conf, saved, rebooted...but didn't notice a difference. perhaps the 213 kernel plays better with that
adapter?

i will give 216 a spin. i've tried 214x-top10 when it was top7
but barebones412 was faster.

cheers, mm

perhaps 8139too module in the 213 kernel
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