I just bought a NE2100 Compatible VLB ethernet card to use in my 486 Linux box. It is a Mitron LX-2100v with an AMD PCnet-32 chipset on it.
When I start up Linux (RedHat 4.2 distro) the lance driver loads, but not the Lance32 driver. I can't get out on the network, and I get a long delay when I run the route command. I have the route set for the subnet and loopback, but it hangs for about 70 seconds when looking at the default gateway. This is all when running route.
I would like to know how to force the lance32 driver to load. I believe this will help my problem. If you have any other suggestions, besides getting a new card or computer, I would love to hear them.