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xb505s
04-27-00, 07:28 AM
I have a Farallon EtherWave NIC for a cable modem connection, and there are some Advanced Properties in the Network/Adapter configuration in my Win98, which I am curious about. How does each one of them affect the surfing/downloading performance? They are:

Burst Length (1,2,4,8,16 DWORDS)
Connection Type (AutoSense, AutoSense No_Nway, 10BaseT Full Duplex, etc.)
Interrupt Mitigation (En/Disabled)
Map Registers (4,8,16,32,64)
Nway Protocol (En/Disabled)
Receive Buffers (4,8,16,32,48,64)
Snooze Mode (En/Disabled)
Transmit Threshold (72,96,128,160 bytes)
Underrun Max Retries (2,4,6,8)

I got the Farallon NIC because the installation guy ran out of 3Com's for the day. The thing is... I don't feel very good about this Farallon NIC since Farallon is not a well known company. I took a look at its website and it turned out their NIC's are primarily made for Macintosh. What do you think about this NIC compared to the 3Com's in terms of reliabilty, quality, and performance? Would you say it is unnecessary to exchange it with a 3Com one?

akhoury1
05-01-00, 03:38 AM
Farallon cards r as good as it gets....i used a 3com and i used a farallon....i found the farrallon to be the better card...and if u read about it on the read me file..u'll c that it has a 64kB memory on the card ...i think it's the best card out there

xb505s
05-01-00, 05:45 AM
Thank you for the reply, akhoury1. I've decided not to blame my NIC for connection problems.