Steve Bertrand wrote:
No offence meant, but why would you like to upgrade a "home" network to
Gbit? Is it required at all?
If all three items at home are trying to connect with/through this
central box simultaneously, then you now have theoretically 600Mpbs
In my experience, 100Mb will net the theoretical max of 10MB/sec, but Gigabit only gets
30MB/sec on a good day. Still, it's a worthwhile improvement. As for "Why" - many
home networks have multiple computers sharing large files like music & movies and need to
move or back them up at reasonable speeds.
Buy Intel NICs. They're only about $30, or cheaper used on Ebay. Very well supported
with Intel writing native FreeBSD drivers (see "man em"). And Intel generally
doesn't make junk (with the P-4 as a possible exception.)
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