When It arrives, it turned out to be mispackaged and was a modem only card, so I got a refund.
I ended up buying a Xircom MiniPCI 10/100 NIC only, IBM part no 08K3347 like this type http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20319&item=2087713306
for $20 a month or two ago.
That seems to work OK but is very intermittent - it sometimes stops working for no apparent reason, and a reset doesnt fix it, only a power cycle. I think it may be the power down capability of the card, but am not sure.
Ive been using Win98 but when I get My DOC working (see alternate post) Ill reflash it and give LINUX a go - hopefully it will be more stable.