What 's a 3Com 3c515 worth these days?

From: Gary Hildebrand <ghldbrd_at_ccp.com>
Date: Tue Dec 25 06:25:02 2001

Ethan Dicks wrote:
> There were very few *ISA* 10/100 NICs ever made. The 3C515 is one of
> them. One of the local junk shops has a couple behind the counter.
> They are marked $20. I have no idea if that's a reasonable price or
> if they are gouging (they also have some used RTC8139-based boards
> next to them for $7, for comparison).
> Holger Kruse was considering adding support under Miami for a 3C515
> on a GG2 Bus+, but at the time, 3c515 boards were unobtanium, and
> they wouldn't be fast, anyway. The only reason to really use an
> ISA 10/100 card is if you have a non-PCI machine, and your network
> infrastructure is 100 *only* (I have a 4-port 100BaseT hub from NetGear,
> for instance - it was cheap at the time).
> Just curious, but not curious enough to drop $20 up front.
> -ethan

I was getting 3c505 cards for 15 per, I'd start there. $20 tops.

Gary Hildebrand
St. Joseph, MO
Received on Tue Dec 25 2001 - 06:25:02 GMT

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