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Driver for 3COM Token Velocity PCI

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I have a 3COM Token Velocity PCI network card, but Linux doesn't detect the adapter.

Is there a driver for this NIC anywhere? And if so.. Where?
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The only cards like that you mention that I have heard of, are the TokenLink Velocity series, and these are token ring cards. Is this what you have?

From the Linux Ethernet HOWTO:-

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To support token ring requires more than only writing a device driver, it also requires writing the source routing
routines for token ring. It is the source routing that would be the most time comsuming to write.

Peter De Schrijver has been spending some time on Token Ring lately. and has worked with IBM ISA and MCA
token ring cards.

The present token ring code has been included into the first of the 1.3.x series kernels.

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I believe that token ring is more or less unsupported in current kernels, though I may be wrong, as I haven't looked at this sort of thing really. The drivers for the 3Com cards, and indeed for the vast majority of network cards, have been written by Donald Becker. Try visiting http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/, where there is loads of information.

I am under the impression that these token ring cards are currently not supported, but you could always try emailing Donald, and volunteering your services as a guinea pig for a new driver ;-)
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