ISA nics and DOS TCP/IP

Jim Brain brain at
Sun Dec 10 15:32:57 CST 2006

Tothwolf wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Michael B. Brutman wrote:
>> Jay West wrote:
>>> I have one of the parallel port to ethernet devices... a Xircom. I 
>>> wonder if anyone ever reverse engineered the user interface to the 
>>> parallel port for it :)
>> Somebody tried - they were working on a Linux device driver for it, 
>> and you can search to find the results.  In a nutshell, Xircom never 
>> released the specs, and it was too much of a pain to reverse 
>> engineer. Hence it is not supported by Linux.
> Eh...them's fightin words^O^O^O^O^Othere's a challenge :)
> I guess I'll have to add this to my ever growing to-investigate/to-do 
> list. Dunno where I'd find the adapters these days though.
> -Toth
If you'd spoke up sooner, I had 3 on eBay a few weeks back.  They were 
rotting here, and I wanted them out.  The were PE3's

If I find another, I'll note it to the list.


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