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.

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Erik Trulsson
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