Preston Hagar wrote:
Thank you Preston and others. I have ordered 4 Intel PWLA8391GT PRO/1000
GT PCI NICs*. *The Intels seemed like a natural choice considering their
support and the fact that I've had no issues with them on other
platforms. Thanks again for the help.
On 9/14/07, Oliver Hansen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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.
As others have stated, Intel's are great. I would highly recommend
them. Just as a heads up in case you weren't aware, in your research
and purchase watch out for vendors switching chipsets within card
models. Linksys is very bad about this.--snip-- Usually, no matter what the
chipset, Intels seem to
be well supported. I also had good success with the D-Link DGE-560T
PCI Express card and the DGE-530T PCI card under OpenBSD.
Hope this helps.
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