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

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.

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