|Ethernet Network card for all Amiga models with Zorro slots
NEW: latest EasyNet package exclusively included
NEW: PPPoE drivers included
broadband internet without expensive additional software!
for all Amigas with Zorro-Slots
compatible with A1200 Zorro boards: Z4, Mikronik, RBM
Auto-negotiation acc. to IEEE 802.3, 10Base2 and 10Base-T supported
Twisted-pair (RJ-45) connector
20MBit transfer rate (fullduplex)
16KByte buffermem for maximum performance
Autoprefetch for another increase of performance
automatic polarity correction for 10Base-T
Noise Filter Bus Interface ensures proper function in heavy-loaded Zorro-systems
compatible with Miami, Genesis, AmiTCP and all TCP/IP Stacks that can access a Sana-2 driver
Sana-2 driver included, NetBSD driver available in the latest distribution
Nordic Global has announced an MNI driver for X-Surf in Miami
all programming docs open (for Linux-drivers)
multiple expansion possibilities
two clockports for A1200 expansions such as Subway USB, MP3@64, Silversurfer and Hypercom
one IDE port for harddisk or a CD-Rom can be activated by the IDE-fix Software package
all expansion ports are independant from each other and can also be used at the same time
X-Surf ("Cross-surf") is the cheapest network card you can find for Zorro-Amiga computers, but looking at the functionality, it does not have to hide behind it's competitors. Although the included software is reduced to a minimum, the full performance that you expect from a network card can be reached with OS 3.5. Since the TCP/IP stack is already included in the operating system, you don't have to pay for it again with the network card. Everything you need is the X-Surf's Sana-2 driver to make the TCP/IP stack of your choice work with it.
Once you installed the TCP/IP stack, you can use all programs that need a network on your Amiga: An IRC-client, a web browser or a network filesystem that lets you access files of a computer that's in the same network. The Samba-package (available freely on the Aminet) for example lets you exchange files between Amigas and even between a Windows-PC and an Amiga!
Since installing Samba is a hard job (even pros sometimes fail to accomplish this), we'll publish an automatic installation CD on March 7th, 2000. The installation script will do all the necessary modifications in the forest of Samba's configuration files for you. With this tool, it's even possible for a rookie to install a network that really deserves the name "network": You can even access a printer that is connected to the Windows-computer!
The large variety of expansion possibilities is an unparalleled added value for most Amiga users. Since there's two clock-ports on the X-Surf, you can connect two Silversurfer boards at a time. Both can be accessed with the same silversurfer.device, just use the next unit number. The clock-ports are two fully-featured ports that are hardware-compatible with the pin header in A1200 computers. The driver software for A1200 expansions only has to be modified in some details in order to make the add-ons work with the X-Surf. There are no conflicts between the ports already present in the system (A1200, the four clock-ports of the Z4 board or the Buddha Flash port) and the new clock-ports of the X-Surf - they all can be used at the same time.
Finally there is to emphasize that all expansion ports can be used at the same time. All this occupies only one of your precious Zorro-slots!
X-Surf Network Card
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