On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 03:42:22PM -0500, Robert Huff wrote: > > I have a machine that's getting re-purposed, and - based on > comments made here - I'd like to replace the RealTek-based NIC with > Intel. > However ... I've never dealt with Intel cards before, and I'm > not certain which model is the right choice. A search of the Intel > web site suggests either the PRO/1000 MT or the PRO/1000 GT. Given > the machine is vanilla PCI and will be mostly a workstation with > some light server functionality, I'm open to counsel. (Preferably > with data, but anecdote will do. :-)
You probably want the PRO/1000 GT. The PRO/1000 MT is a somewhat older design and the desktop version of the MT is probably a bit difficult to get hold of today. (The server version of the pro/1000 mt has a 64-bit connector which would not confer any extra benefit to you if you just have a normal 32-bit PCI slot.) Both the MT and GT NICs should work fine for you but the GT model is probably both easier and cheaper to find in stores today. FWIW I have a PRO/1000 GT card in one of my machines and it works just fine. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"