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Sad RBEM56G-100 Ethernet OK, Modem failing 

Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Aug 01
From: Don Myroon dmyroon


I have a RBEM56G-100 PCMCIA card in a DELL Inspiron 7500.

The ethernet portion works quite well.  It's not perfect as I do get RX errors:

drizzt:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:A4:C4:52:BA  
          inet addr:  Bcast: mask:
          RX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x200 

The modem, on the other hand, it quite flawed.  It will
connect and work fine until it decides to stop.  It will only
stop on certain things - like a web page or ftp site.

When it stops, I go somewhere else and it works fine. 
Example, whenever I try to download the file:
it will get about the first 30K and then stall....
but I can go to a different ftp site and get a different file
in the same session.   It will ALWAYS fail on that particular
There are certain web pages that do the same thing.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?  I wrote to Xircom
and they told me that they are actively working with the open
source community to develop tulip_cb.c.  True?

Thanks for the help.


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1. Note Untitled by Don Myroon, 2000, Aug 01
2. None Maybe a modem init string issue? by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 01
1. Disagree It maybe a interupt sharing issue by Jeff Johann, 2000, Aug 05
1. None I still don't see any evidence by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 07
2. None Re: Maybe a modem init string issue? by Don Myroon, 2000, Aug 16

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