Fri, 14 Sep 2007 02:17:47 -0400, Steve Bertrand 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>
> I have a few Netgear GA311's in production, and although I haven't done > any benchmarking, I know that they work rock solid operating atop the re > driver in my backup infrastructure: > backup# uname -a > FreeBSD backup 6.2-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p2 #0: Mon Mar 5 > 16:57:55 EST 2007 > backup# ifconfig > re0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > options=1b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING> > .... I can't speak of D-Link however. Aside from the NIC's, I have found > some performance issues with NetGear GigE managed switches though, > whereas they seem to slowly loose throughput width after a few months > without a reboot. In gigabit networks if_re is not very stable card - needs disabling TXCSUM(ifconfig re0 -txcsum) - it's not great choice. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"