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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

Networking Driver Overview

Driver: Intel 82556 Network
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #2093
Last Update:
December 18, 1997

Availability Information

Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.31, as NeXTanswer #2094
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: Intel82556NetworkDriver
Driver Type: Networking
Driver Scope: Product Family
Supported Components: Intel i82556
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: EISA, PCI

General Overview notes: This driver supports Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 adapters based on the Intel 82556 chipset.

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 EISA LAN Adapter (EILA8265)
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 PCI LAN Adapter (PILA8465)

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

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:
This driver will NOT support Model B of the Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter. Model B is supported by the Intel 82557 Network Driver.

Networking Driver Details

Network Type**:
100 Base TX, EtherNet
Speed*: 10 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s
Access Mode**: Bus Master DMA
Buffer Size*: N/A
Supported Connectors**: UTP

Known Problems

Driver Version Notes

3.31 - First release of this driver

Future Planning

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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.

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