Re: [NTLK] Wlan+Appletalk problems

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 19 2003 - 10:13:25 PDT

On 19/06/03 12:20, "Gert Menke" <> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
>> That card may not know how to route appletalk and instead drop it at
>> garbage.
> Well, it's Appletalk over ethernet, right? A card that cannot handle this
> should not be called ethernet card, IMHO. My card is in fact a relabelled
> Lucent WaveLan Silver. Can it really be the card's fault? That'd make me
> quite unhappy... :-(
> Thanks,
> Gert

Well, there is a distinction to be made between Ethernet, the transport
layer, and EtherTalk, a protocol using Ethernet as the transport. There are
actually a few network protocols that run over Ethernet. Most cards will
support them, but occasionally, you can run into incompatibilities,
specially with a protocol like EtherTalk, which is, I guess, not widely


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