Dell 4100 networking kerfuffle!!!!

So I’ve had this old Dell 4100 I’ve bought from the salvation army…

Anyways, if you look at the dell page..

You’ll see clearly that the networking component is a 3com 3c905c.

Instead, thanks to an OpenBSD cd-rom I was able to find out, that it is an Intel 82562 aka 100B.

Talk about way off the mark! ¬†And at least I’ve managed to get my OS/2 2.11 backup’d and restored onto the disk..!

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What is there to tell? I’ve loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX… I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since…!

One thought on “Dell 4100 networking kerfuffle!!!!

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had models with 3c905c in it. Anyway, if the system has PCI bus, you can use lspci to find out what hardware is inside.

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