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    Needed desperately..

    Does anyone know of a supplier who can get me ~150+ PXE booting NIC's?

    Preferably 3COM, Realtek or Intel Pro 10/100's

    Our supplier cant seem to find any for less than £30 each!!

    I currently have 10 NIC's that are PXE boot and it has taken me a full week to image 1 room of 30 PCs! (includes the creation of RIS images for 3 different MoBo types!, and having to delete the GUID from ADUC so that the next PC the NIC goes into doesnt try and use the name of the previous machine - so i'm losing a lot of the benefits of RIS

    I currently have the damn SiS900's in all my PCs and they are nothing short of useless..

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    This site has used 3Com 905s for a good price.
    $1.79
    I don't know if they can handle the 150+, but it would not hurt to ask.
    The 905 is compatible with the RIS PXE boot floppy.

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    You could try 1st Technologies on 01254 878800 (they occasionally have this sort of thing 2nd hand) or I've found Oliis (0845 456 8556) to be useful in the past.

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    3C905s ain't cheap anywhere but Probrand sell them for about £18 each. If you're interested, phone 0800 262629, ask for Riki if you don't already have an account manager with them.

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    If your going down the 3 com route you can but in something like 25 packs for discounted price.

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    why not use a boot disk?

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    why not use a boot disk?
    2 reasons..

    1. The kiddies have destroyed all the floppy & CD/DVD drive
    2. The SiS900's are not compatable with a RIS Boot Disk..

    Anyway spoke with my Line manager today who has given me the go ahead to order some cards which i did - 100 at roughly £20 each!! :?

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    Re: Needed desperately..

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    They don't come with boot ROMs apparently, I asked the seller.

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