3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2010 9:23 AM by rukbat RSS

    Sun FastEthernet PCI with MII and x86 Hardware

    807557
      Hello

      I have two Sun FastEthernet PCI cards, each with one RJ45 port and a port labeled "MII". Would I be able to use these cards in a PC (Dell Precision 7xx) or x86 hardware in general?

      Thanks
      Matt
        • 1. Re: Sun FastEthernet PCI with MII and x86 Hardware
          Find the barcode paper sticker on the NIC and read the numbers. Report back here with what you find. That will be the actual part number of the product, in a format of something like
          501-XXXXyyyy
          We would be interested in only the first seven digits.

          I vaguely remember that MS Operating Systems (at least from Win9x through WinXP) should recognize it natively from its chipset manufacturer. You wouldn't damage anything by just installing it to a PCI slot and booting your system. Your mileage may vary.

          I'm guessing you may find it to be this *<--link*
          (Ignore the `notes` on that web page, and the embedded URL's are broken as well. It's not a Sun Microsystems web site.)
          • 2. Re: Sun FastEthernet PCI with MII and x86 Hardware
            807557
            Serial No: 5015019023021

            Thanks very much
            • 3. Re: Sun FastEthernet PCI with MII and x86 Hardware
              sargatanas wrote:
              Serial No: 5015019023021

              Thanks very much
              Yup, that's a Part Number 501-5019 `HME` 10/100 ethernet card. Go
              ahead and install it to a PeeCee. You don't even have to plug in a CAT5
              wire to its RJ45 port. See what your OS tells you about it.