VLB Ethernet card

From: Bill/Carolyn Pechter <pechter_at_shell.monmouth.com>
Date: Thu Jul 23 14:21:51 1998

> >I'm not sure if this would qualify as classic or not, but I have a
> little VLB 486 machine that needs a 32-bit Ethernet BNC NIC.
> Hmm, IIRC VLB hasn't been around for 10 years, but I am curious to know
> if anyone made a VLB network card, I don't recall ever seeing one. I
> have some 486's running miscellaneous NT chores that could use a boost
> on network I/O.
> Along those lines, and closer to that 10 year limit, has anyone ever
> tried to overclock the Cyrix 486DLC or Dr2 replacement CPUs for 386DX's?
> Or for that matter, the Cyrix 586 CPUs that fit in 486 sockets? As in
> running a 586-120 at a base 40Mhz, upping it to 160Mhz?
> Jack Peacock

Jack -- there were Novell NE2000 clones in VLB format. That's about
all I know. Since ethernet tops out at 10MB theoretical you really
shouldn't have to go VLB for the Ethernet, a good SMC 8013/8216 should
do just fine.


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