3001Re: [linux-dell-laptops] I8000 network + modem upgrade
- Mar 1, 2001I might point out that is far cheaper than any "Realport" modem/Ethernet
CardBus combo card you are likely to find, that it doesn't require working
PCMCIA to have a working network connection (sure makes downloading
required PCMCIA patches much easier!), and the Actiontec gives excellent
performance. Using a Cisco 3500 switch, I am able to saturate a 100
megabit Ethernet segment using "scp" to transfer the files to a Sun Ultra450.
Considering scp also is encrypting the file, that's pretty good. scp will
try to do some compression for you, but since this file was "gzip -9"
compressed, the compression by scp won't gain anything and might even
hurt a little.
I don't work for Actiontec or anything, I am just happy to have an
inexpensive PCI modem/Ethernet (Intel 82559 chipset!) solution that
doesn't require a dongle or PCMCIA in my laptop. It is one of the
reasons I got the Dell (IBM ThinkPads have something similar, but
they don't have integrated FireWire too!).
> Dell/Linux users:--
> I contacted Dell today to find out the cost and manner by which an
> I8000 with just the modem board in it can be upgrade to be inclusive
> of the actiontec combo card. Apparently the upgrade is a mere $75,
> and is quite easy to do.
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