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Puppy uses my Dlink 100Mbps PCI Ethernet card!
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edmont

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Sep 2014, 21:40    Post subject:  Puppy uses my Dlink 100Mbps PCI Ethernet card!
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I have a DLink PCI card 100Mb / 1Gb
DGE 528T Rev B1 , H/W ver B1 , that I use as an
extra ethernet option .

The on board ethernet chip is rated at a maximum
of 100Mb .

Using either of these connections I can now connect ,
via a modem , to broadband and hence the internet.
Possibly at a higher speed than what I'm using
presently .

I installed the drivers for the DLink card via Windows and
wasn't expecting the Puppy 5.71 to work with the PCi card.
However this is the instance.
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Proudog

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Sep 2014, 12:12    Post subject:  

Quote:
I have a DLink PCI card 100Mb / 1Gb
DGE 528T Rev B1 , H/W ver B1 , that I use as an
extra ethernet option .


I think this card need the acx driver and firmware and this probably not included in the version of your Puppy kernel.

For more info:

https://wiki.debian.org/acx

Edited:

Probably I'am wrong, and is other driver than acx, see the main chip on ethernet board. This most common that GNU/Linux drivers are better that Windows drivers.
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Flash
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Sun 28 Sep 2014, 13:51    Post subject:  

Edmont, did you mean you found that Puppy (which Puppy?) can use the Ethernet card right out of the box, without having to install any drivers? This would not be unusual. Each version of Puppy comes with drivers for just about all the Ethernet and wireless hardware that existed when that version of Puppy was born.
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edmont

Joined: 19 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Sep 2014, 22:33    Post subject:  

Proudog wrote:
Quote:
I have a DLink PCI card 100Mb / 1Gb
DGE 528T Rev B1 , H/W ver B1 , that I use as an
extra ethernet option .


I think this card need the acx driver and firmware and this probably not included in the version of your Puppy kernel.

For more info:

https://wiki.debian.org/acx

Edited:

Probably I'am wrong, and is other driver than acx, see the main chip on ethernet board. This most common that GNU/Linux drivers are better that Windows drivers.
Quote:


I had a brief look at the acx driver page , possibly the chip
that DLink uses is based upon a TI chip .

Looking at the chip package , the details are :

D-Link
DLG10028C
B7011A3
GB30

I hadn't expected Precise Puppy 5.71 to recognise this
chip as it uses a newer kernel than the driver for Linux
listed at the DLink website .




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edmont

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Sep 2014, 23:05    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
Edmont, did you mean you found that Puppy (which Puppy?) can use the Ethernet card right out of the box, without having to install any drivers? This would not be unusual. Each version of Puppy comes with drivers for just about all the Ethernet and wireless hardware that existed when that version of Puppy was born.


Are you saying that Precise Puppy Linux 5.7.1 would recognize
the DLink modem without my installing a driver through
Windows.
This didn't appear to be the instance when I was attempting
to use the DLink without any dedicated driver.
Maybe a person can use WINE to install the WIN driver and
then use Linux .

The version of Puppy Linux that I'm using is Precise 5.71.
As mentioned the kernel for Precise Puppy is considerably
newer than the 2.4.x through 2.6.x kernel required for
the Linux driver from DLink .

I have also found that Ubuntu 14.04 now works with this
DLink PCI card .

This is a 100Mb/s / 1000Mb/s PCI wired LAN card .

I'm still using a wired connection for the broadband connection
to the local telephone company , 10Mb/s download , 0.7Mb/s
upload.

Fiber is supposed to be happening sometime within the next
few months ; I seem to be one of the last persons in the
country to potentially connect .
The initial offering is for 30Mb/s download and 10Mb/s upload ,
the next maybe available at 100Mb/s download and 30Mb/s
upload .
Whenever it gets too wet here my phone becomes noisy
and the connection speed goes way down .
In an adjacent city an internet provider is offering a
connection at 1Gb/s on the same fibre network ; before I
looked into that I might want to upgrade to a different
computer .

The modem that I might purchase includes a battery , for
use when the power goes out.
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 02:10    Post subject:  

The D-Link DGE-528T rev b1 ethernet adapter contains the Realtek RTL8168E chipset. This is a common piece of hardware, nothing exotic.
In recent Linux kernels it's supported by the r8169 driver. Again, pretty standard stuff.

edmont wrote:
I installed the drivers for the DLink card via Windows and wasn't expecting the Puppy 5.71 to work with the PCi card. However this is the instance.

You appear to be under the impression that by installing a driver "via Windows" that this somehow helps the device work in Puppy Linux. It doesn't.
In all modern Puppies your DGE-528T rev b1 should just work out-of-the-box. The Linux driver in use will be r8169.
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