Asante Technologies is launching AsanteFast 10/100 PCI ethernet adaptor for Mac OS 8 and 9 next month.

The PCI card, which offers 10/100BaseT ethernet networking, will be bundled with Open Transport MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) software, which automatically configures the adaptor for optimum network-performance.

In the past, users have had to manually customize Open Transport's MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) settings to optimize their network. With the new MTU tuner inside, every Asante Fast 10/100 PCI ethernet card now gives users the freedom to bypass that step.

The package will also feature a comprehensive 10/100 Driver Library CD-ROM that makes installations and upgrades a "painless process", according to Asante’s technical support manager Paul Scofield.

He added: "Asante is further living up to its mission to simplify networking access for our customers, by giving them access to the most sophisticated TCP/IP support tools on the market."