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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Michael Kennedy, Jun 20, 2006.

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  1. I've read that it is possible to use an ethernet card to write eproms. I
    havn't found much via search engine and was wondering if anybody here knows
    if it is possible and what cards will work...

    - Mike
  2. budgie

    budgie Guest

    I'd severely doubt it. Many NICs have a socket for a boot (E)PROM, but that is
    the extent of it IMOE.
  3. Guest

    What kind of eproms ?
  4. Gerard Bok

    Gerard Bok Guest

    Partially true.

    In the old days, some brands of NICs would, after minor
    modification, allow for an EPROM in the bootprom socket to be

    This 'feature' was mainly used to reprogram EEPROMS from early
    EEPROM bios motherboards.
    (Current motherboards use EEPROM chips that simply don't fit
    anymore :)

    One other thing you may have read: any NIC contains some
    exclusive data, mainly it's MAC address.
    On some boards, this can be reprogrammed.
    But there is hardly any need to reprogram it at all.
    And in the rare cases where it is desirable, spoofing the MAC
    address is much easier.
  5. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    Not EPROMs, but EEPROMs.


    PCI/AGP Cards with specific support in UniFlash:
    (currently untested)

    3Dfx Banshee
    Sundance Technology ST201
    STMicroelectronics STE10/100(A)
    Winbond W89C840AF
    VIA VT6102
    VT6105M Rhine III
    Realtek RTL8129/30/39
    RTL8139 series
    RTL8169 series
    ADMtek AL981 Comet
    AN983(B/BL) Centaur (B)
    AN985(B/BL) Centaur (B)
    ADM9511 Centaur II
    ADM9513 Centaur II
    Adaptec AIC-6915

    Note that some NICs may wire the WE* pin to +5V in which case you will
    not be able to program the EEPROM, unless you rewire the card.

    - Franc Zabkar
  6. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Are you looking for an eprom burner ?

  7. Possibly..
    I'm wanting to make a custom Super Nintendo cartridge.. I believe that it
    requires an eprom not a eeprom, but I'm not really sure...

    - Mike
  8. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    It's probably easier to get a much more capable Willem EPROM burner,
    they're only about $40 these days, I love mine.
  9. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Either one will work, an EPROM is UV-erasable, and EEPROM is
    electrically erasable. Of course it has to be a parallel EEPROM, not serial.
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