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RE: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb network card? posted 12/15/2007
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I've just been playing around with things since it's gaining popularity.
Personally I still use real equipment...  But the Mac worked wonderfully.
OS on mine is 10.4 OS/x. I haven't upgraded it to 10.5 yet, but will likely
do that soon.
 
It's nice, quiet and not that hot.  :)
 
Scott

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From: ciscosurplus@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:ciscosurplus@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Graham Clarke
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 4:30 PM
Cc: darth router; Scott Morris; Li Xiao Shawn NCS; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb network
card?


Scott, 
 
Mac mini seems to ba popular weapon of choice, what is the performance like
on a fully loaded lab? ie BGP flaps etc? Also what OS do you run on them?
Sounds a lot better than the massive sever that generates more radiation
than chernoby I currently use. 
 
Thanks
 
Graham
 
On 15/12/2007, Laidlaw, Patrick A. <Patrick.Laidlaw@xxxxxxx> wrote: 

Li,

I would have to agree go buy three 4 port nics you'll be much happier in
the end.  I've been using three that have worked flawless for the last 
year.

Patrick

-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
darth router
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:17 AM
To: Scott Morris
Cc: Li Xiao Shawn NCS; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb 
network card?

Hey Li,

maybe your having a USB driver issue of some sort. I've used USB nics
without problem. I'm not much of a PC guy anymore, but I have noticed
different systems tank when you plug in a few USB devices in Windows. 
Those NIO_GEN_eth ids change (long time ago, so not 100% sure) when you
pull the USB Nics off and add them back on, so that pissed me off and I
ended up buying 3
4 port NICs. If you get them, make sure you have a large ATX case. The 
cards are long.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ZNYX-4-PORT-NETWORK-INTERFACE-CARD-NIC-MODEL-ZX346Q_
W0QQitemZ170177548909QQihZ007QQcategoryZ51195QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcm 
dZViewItem

On 12/15/07, Scott Morris <swm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> I haven't done this with Windows at all, but I have 12 nic's running
> on a Mac Mini without issue.  (little slow in booting, but other than 
> that
> good)
>
> HTH,
>
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> -----Original Message----- 
> From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Li Xiao Shawn NCS
> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:50 AM 
> To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb network

> card?
>
> Hi experts,
>     Well this may sound dump.. i bought 12 usb nics and hope to setup 
> a full dynamip lab with dedicated nic for each virtual routers.. i
> bought 3 units of 4-port USB hub for the 12 nics.. the system has no
> problem recognizing the first 4 nics.. however the moment i add in the 

> 5th nic, it crashes with the first nic; when add in the  6th, it
> crashes with the 2nd.. and so on..
> I have already spread the usb hubs among the USB ports on my board.. i

> even tried geting pci usb hub but the situation is the same.. not sure 

> whether anyone encountered this before and hopefully someone can give
> mi some advise on
> this..   I am using windows XP..
>
> Thanks and Regards,
> lx
>
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Thanks

Graham Clarke