On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 04:31:16PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote: > > Conversely, cards based on RealTek chips have a reputation of > being both inexpensive /and/ cheap. (This may or may not be true of > the wireless cards.)
The first generation of RealTek chips were little more than a shift register and deserved a poor reputation for requiring a lot of CPU resources. That got RT into market share and now have satisfactory product. > The drivers for the Intel cards are written by Intel; I've got > a dual-port Pro/1000 GT, and the thing is a _rock_. Ditto. Intel NICs are exceptionally well supported. If one must run Windows, an Intel NIC and Intel driver provide a lot of features which are otherwise missing. -- David Kelly N4HHE, dke...@hiwaay.net ======================================================================== Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"