Re: NTLK Help with Farallon ethernet cards

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 11:11:35 CDT

On Sun, 16 Jul 2000, thwizard wrote:

> I have encountered a problem with the assignment of numbers on the
> Farallon ethernet cards and which ones actually work in the Newton.
> It has been reported that the REV: B and the REV: C cards work in the
> Newton, while the REV: A card does not. But I am using the REV: A card
> and it functions perfectly.
> Maybe you could check your cards out and email me the info. What is the
> number on the back of the card, what type of connector are you using
> (the direct connector or the two-port dongle.) I can maybe then
> determine which cards work and which cards do not.

This is because there have been *very* mixed reports from people using REV:A

> This problem is further confusing, since some of the cards have been
> sold as PN595 or as PN895 systems. I believe the PN595 and the PN895
> only differ by the type of connectors they use. I have used both types
> of connectors with these "PN895" cards.

There was much discussion in the past few months on how to recognize a
working Farallon card, and probably the most reliable thing to use is the
fifth and sixth characters of the card's hardware address: Farallon uses
this number to determine the model numbers for its cards. Try searching the
list archives for more info.

Victor Rehorst - |
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