Re: [NTLK] Ethernet questions

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Mon Mar 11 2002 - 11:41:03 EST

On 11/03/02 11:34, "John Ruschmeyer" <> wrote:
> Laurent Daudelin wrote:
>> On 11/03/02 10:52, "John Ruschmeyer" <> wrote:
>>> 1) Will the ATLAN driver presumably run with any NE2000 card or is it
>>> hardcoded for certain ones? I have a Kingston EtherRX (KNE-PC2T) which
>>> is a nice generic, low-power NE2000 card that I have used with an HP
>>> 200LX. Should it be recognized by the ATLAN driver?
>> No, the driver has to specifically announce what card it supports. If you're
>> familiar with NTK, you could start with the NE2000 project and create a new
>> project, providing the string that your card advertizes when it's inserted.
>> Then, it would be a matter of putting that string in a specific place in the
>> duplicated project, compile and install. Assuming the card would work with
>> the commands in the NE2000 project, that is...
> Understood. Now, if I could just find the source. It, like the WaveLAN
> source, appears to have been removed.

The NE2000 project is an example project part of the Lantern DDK. You can
get it by downloading the 'NewtonDev' archive on UNNA.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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