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Offline Pete_Noir

Networking
« on: August 09, 2009, 05:31:13 PM »
Bit of a long shot here, but has anyone managed to get AROS working with an nVidia MCP51 ethernet controller? It's pretty common, so maybe there's someone else out there.. :/

So far I'm very impressed with AROS/Icaros, it's come such a long way since I last tried it out!

Right now I just want an Amiga-ish environment that I can use for everyday things, checking email, IRC etc. I have Amiga Forever, which is great, but I love the speed of AROS :)
 

Offline deadwood

Re: Networking
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 05:58:57 PM »
I don't know if this card is supported by existing drivers, but here you have a list of cards that should work:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Platforms/x86_support
 

Offline orb85750

Re: Networking
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 09:17:31 PM »
Quote from: Pete_Noir;518635
I have Amiga Forever, which is great, but I love the speed of AROS :)


By the way, is it possible to run Amiga Forever from AROS?
 

Offline deadwood

Re: Networking
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 09:39:31 PM »
Quote from: orb85750;518654
By the way, is it possible to run Amiga Forever from AROS?


Depends what level of running do you need. ;) Amibridge uses Amiga Forever to set up its system :)
 

Offline Pete_Noir

Re: Networking
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 01:13:58 PM »
Quote from: deadwood;518640
I don't know if this card is supported by existing drivers, but here you have a list of cards that should work:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Platforms/x86_support


Aha, thanks :)

No luck for me, by the looks of it though.. ah well, maybe one day.
 

Offline deadwood

Re: Networking
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 04:23:20 PM »
Quote from: Pete_Noir;518708
Aha, thanks :)

No luck for me, by the looks of it though.. ah well, maybe one day.


Unless your hardware is a laptop, I woudl recommend buying a used network card with one of supported chipsets - such hardware is dirt cheap, while supporting new network cards has one major problem - person needed to write the driver :)
 

Offline Pete_Noir

Re: Networking
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 01:13:41 PM »
Quote from: deadwood;518729
Unless your hardware is a laptop, I woudl recommend buying a used network card with one of supported chipsets - such hardware is dirt cheap, while supporting new network cards has one major problem - person needed to write the driver :)


Yeah, I might just do that!
 

Offline lsmart

Re: Networking
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 06:54:35 PM »
I tried AROS on a Mac using Parallels. Networking was terribly slow there. Worse still: the whole (virtual) machine hung until the transfer was completed. One of the CPUs would go to 100% load and all you could do was to sit through it.

Well I am sort of glad that I had these problems with AROS/Parallels, else I wouldn´t have had enough reason to get my Sam440. And the Sam is pretty cool.