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Is there a laptop that has two on-board ethernet 10/100 ports that also supports Red Hat 5.5

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I doubt you'll find a laptop with two on-board LAN ports, and I really don't see many reasons why you would need that on a laptop, but for those few instances you do, you can always add a second one via USB or PCMCIA. –  MaQleod Nov 1 '10 at 21:29
    
Red Hat 5.5? RHEL 5.5? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 1 '10 at 21:44
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Just use any laptop with a single ethernet port and which supports RedHat 5.5. Then add a PCMCIA Ethernet card (about $10).

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Your best bet would be to get an ExpressCard Ethernet adapter which would allow you to use just about any laptop that has Linux support.

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Depends on what you need exactly, but if you cant find a laptop like this, you can:

  • You can use a single Ethernet port that is configured two VLANs that is connected to a small smart switch that breaks those VLANs out to two physical ports.
  • Use any linux supported USB/Expresscard Ethernet dongle.

Another option is to virtualize the RH 5.5 install inside a Linux host that supports more drivers.

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