Bruce Evans wrote:

I also want a cheap PCI/e NIC that works well with drivers back to
FreeBSD-4 like my plain PCI bge and em NICs do.  I doubt that any
popular motherboard will have anything better than a cheap PCI/e NIC.

Finding a modern main board of which the builtin NIC works with 4.X seems
like a tall order to me, perhaps it would be easier to install a seperate

With some luck you might be able to pick up a decent used NIC from a
discarded Pentium(2) or something. I've been using a 3Com 3c509 combo
card for years. In 3.X the driver was still buggy, but it worked great
with 4.X, particularly the later ones, say, 4.5 onwards.


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