On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:59:35 -0700 (PDT) Jon wrote:
>Has anyone tried the new driver that BobSt.John mentioned in
>a recent post on yahoo groups?
Yes, I was one of the beta-testers for the driver.
It works very well now on my Thinkpad W500.
Should work equally well on similar ones like the T500/T400.
>The following Intel Gigabit chipsets are suported by this
>number behind the network model is the vendor and chipset
>82566MM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1049]
>Just wondering if it provides anything more than the driver I
>currently use on my T-61.
Probably not, but the used code will most likely be newer,
it is a direct port of the latest Linux driver for Gigabit cards.
Perhaps handling of suspend/resume etc is better.
I did not test that myself, never use suspend :-)
>This driver doesn't work w/ wifi, only ethernet cabling.
Correct, it is for Intel Gigabit ethernet cards only.
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