Olicom OC-3129 (STP/UTP Version)
I never had success with this card under Windows NT.
The Ring opens, and you can ping with small payload only.
The Madge cards are faster and have working drivers.
My reply: Hardware damage is a faint possibility if you use the wrong ADF. I don't know how the Pure Data card is built compared to the Intel and Olicom cards. I played with the card some under NT and it seemed to work fine on every test I tried. However, I would say that Olicom's MCA hardware may be of marginal quality. I've had some interesting experiences with the Olicom OC-2335 100Mbit MCA Ethernet board...it doesn't seem to be all that well engineered. One of the OC-2335's would not link up at 100Mbit full duplex and it eventually went bad...IIRC it would link up but not transfer any data whatsoever.
Further, Olicom is no longer making network cards...maybe quality control problems are the reason for this?
I second the recommendation on the Madge cards. They work extremely well.
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