Captain's log. On StarDate Sat, 30 Jul 2005 00:15:18 -0400 received comm from
Daniel Jones < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > on channel comp.os.os2.misc:
: Every device they make, that I have used - which includes a PCMCIA
: Ethernet card, a couple of PCI Ethernet cards - and a Linksys 8 port
For network cards I don't have any idea how they perform. I'm very conservative
and only use NICs from 3Com and Intel. Not interested in any other brand.
: OS/2 world, and I think it's terrific that they did not face the
: difficulties with them that I did. But for my money, Linksys means
: poor quality and downright comical support for OS/2...
Their routers (at least their more professional 19" rackable series that I
prefer to use) has a very high performance and quality. Can't speak about their
non business line, but I have actually only heard good of them as well (but
can't confirm that personally). I know that their wireless home routers are
*very popular* among hackers and people who wan't much quality for their cash.
While I haven't used them specifically with OS/2 I don't think it should be any
problem to use them as a gateway. You don't need any software for this, and can
simply configure it with http or telnet.
The only potential problem I see is if you want to use the VPN features (as it
has great VPN support, and handles up to 50 incoming VPN connections) as I don't
know how well that works with OS/2.
: Intel networks cards, on the other hand, flat-out scream in OS/2. I
: have supported literally *thousands* of OS/2 systems professionally
: running Intel PRO/100 cards...never saw *one* so much as blink. And
I agree about Intel. Look at 3Com as well.
Those are the only vendors I care to buy any type of NIC from (too lazy and have
too little time to experiment with other brands).