Here's a weird one (kinda OT)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Feb 25 22:28:54 2004

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Curt Vendel wrote:

> The TPO's were 3COM 509's (bad children) I had many issues with those
> adapters, I especially had issues with them playing well with others.
> On a few installs of Novell and Win NT servers, when 2 or more of these
> were in the servers I found that they had to be installed one at a time
> and configured one at a time then they could all be installed and
> tested... However have a 509b-TPO and another nic like SMC or Intel
> and talk about seeing a piece of h/w throw a tantrum.

This is actually somewhat addressed in the 509 FAQ on 3Com's website, and
their solution is as you describe (plug in one and install, then plug in
the other and repeat).

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