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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

Networking Driver Overview

Driver: Cogent EM960 PCI
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1777
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

A version of this driver is on the CDROM
Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: CogentEM960NetworkDriver
Driver Type: Networking
Driver Scope: Product Family
Supported Components: DEC DECchip21040
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: PCI

General Overview notes: This driver is now obsolete. An updated driver for the EM960 PCI has been made available as 1881_DECchip21040_Network_Driver.pkg.compressed. The readme is 1856_DECchip21040_Network_Driver_Driver_Overview.rtf.

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
Cogent EM960C (PCI, Combo)
Cogent EM960TP (PCI, TP Only)
Cogent EM964TP (PCI, TP Only, 4 ports - 1st port only supported)

Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:

Networking Driver Details

Network Type**:
Speed*: 10 Mb/s
Access Mode**: Bus Master DMA
Buffer Size*: N/A
Supported Connectors**: AUI, BNC, UTP

Known Problems

NeXT SQA has not tested the Cogent EM964TP.

Driver Version Notes

Future Planning

Future / Update Planning:
Reason for New Driver / Update:
New Driver / Update Timeframe:

New Driver / Update Description:

Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.

* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.

** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.

Product Vendor

Cogent, Inc.
Phone: (800) 426-4368
Direct Sales contact is Barre Pearson (

Micro Central
Phone: (800) 836-4276

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