On 9/13/07, Subhro Kar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Oliver Hansen wrote: > > I'm looking to eventually upgrade my home network to all gigabit so I'm > > going to start by purchasing a few NICs for some old servers I just > > received. I know there are quite a few supported by FreeBSD6 which I > > found ( http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.0R/hardware-i386.html#ETHERNET > > ) but I'm wondering if there is any real benefit in buying a $40 or $50 > > NIC like the Netgear GA311 or just get a $20 NIC like the D-Link > > DFE-530TX+. The use will probably be a firewall, proxy, file server, and > > DVR. > > <http://www.EagleBit.com/Netgear_GA311_Gigabit_PCI_Card_p/eb-400-00357.htm> > > > > No offence meant, but why would you like to upgrade a "home" network to > Gbit? Is it required at all?
This is a useless response. Why do you feel the need to question his intentions? Maybe he wants faster throughput. Maybe he'd like to utilize GigE speeds on a switch he bought. Maybe he wants to learn more about gigabit networking. At any rate, "why" really doesn't matter. DS _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"