Networking Connectivity
Intel® PRO/100+ Adapter
PRO/100 TX PCI Adapter Model B Product Discontinuation Statement

In Q1, 1998 Intel announced the discontinuation of the PRO/100 TX PCI Adapter Model B (PILA8465B).

The following products will be replaced:

PILA8465B EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter
PILA8465BPAK5 EtherExpress PRO/100B - 5 Pack
PILA8465BPAK20   EtherExpress PRO/100B - 20 Pack
PILA8465BPAK80 EtherExpress PRO/100B - 80 Pack

Product Discontinuation Schedule

June 30, 1998   - Last Product Order Date (based on product availability)
Sept. 30, 1998 - Last Product Delivery Date (based on product availability)
Dec. 1999 - Telephone Support Discontinued
Sept. 2000 - Automated online self help services discontinued

Q1: Why is Intel no longer offering the EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter?
A1. This adapter is being discontinued due to customer preference for the Intel EtherExpress PRO/100+ Adapter (PILA8460), which is Intel's third generation 10/100 Mbps adapter and the first, fully-integrated, single chip adapter. The single chip design optimizes performance and enhances reliability characteristics of the PRO/100+. The EtherExpress PRO/100B drivers will be forward compatible with the EtherExpress PRO/100+ LAN Adapter.

Q2. How long will Intel provide drivers for the EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter?
A2. It is Intel's plan that the driver suite for the EtherExpress PRO/100+ LAN Adapter will continue to be backward compatible with the EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter.

Q3. Is the EtherExpress PRO/100 T4 PCI LAN Adapter being discontinued?
A3. No. This only affects the TX model.

Q4. How long will Intel provide support for the EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter?
A4. Free technical troubleshooting information will continue via our online services through Sept. 2000. Telephone support via Intel technicians will continue through Dec. 1999.

Q5. What if I have problems with my EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter and need an RMA. Will you still honor the warranty?
A5. The EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter has a Limited Lifetime Warranty which Intel will continue to honor. Adapters replaced under the Warranty will be replaced with an EtherExpress PRO/100+ Adapter or similar product.

Q6. Since Intel will no longer offer the EtherExpress PRO/100B LAN Adapter, are you recommending a different product?
A6. Yes. The Intel EtherExpress PRO/100+ Adapter (PILA8460), which is Intel's third generation 10/100 Mbps adapter and the first, fully-integrated, single chip adapter. The single chip design optimizes performance and enhances reliability characteristics of the EtherExpress PRO/100+. The EtherExpress PRO/100B drivers will be forward compatible with the EtherExpress PRO/100+ LAN Adapter.

Discontinued Product     Replacement Product
PILA8465B PILA8460
PILA8465BPAK5 PILA8460PAK5
PILA8465BPAK20 PILA8460PAK20
PILA8465BPAK80 PILA8460PAK80

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/100+ Adapter



Solution ID: CS-008308
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 12-Jan-2004
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