Guys, Case Outlet*, and perhaps others by now, have the Travla Flex ATX / mini ITX case that will accomodate two PCI cards. I have an 933MHz EPIA board with two 3c905TX-C NICs, and have seen a substantial improvement in performance over my old Netgear router.
Trust me, the onboard NIC's are crap. If you are building a firewall/router - get real NIC's. On the other hand, most cable modems are band limited by the cable company to about 1.5 to 2Mbps, so a USB ethernet device might not be a serious limitation - but I would definitely suggest a good NIC for the LAN side. I've had problems with the rl device on my ITX board "locking up" Regards, Seth Henry *I've done business with them before, and they seem to have fair prices, and decent configurations - but other than that, I don't have any relations with them. On Wednesday 19 November 2003 15:00, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 04:11:46PM +0100, Nico Meijer wrote: > > Hi Francisco, > > > > >Anyone used a mini ATX machine with FreeBSD? > > > > It's mini ITX and yes, just did one yesterday. Small, quiet and > > beautiful. ;-) > > > > It was a ME6000 (fanless 600Mhz machine): > > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=794445+0+/usr/local/www/db/te > >xt/2003/freebsd-questions/20030928.freebsd-questions > > > > >My primary concern is the network card. Since these small machines only > > >have one PCI slot I will add one card for the internal network and then > > >would need the onboard card to connect to the outside world. > > > > I tried a 3com 3c905 with this box and it wouldn't boot. Putting in a > > RTL8139 worked flawlessly. Since the box won't be doing any 'real' work, > > that's okay with me for now. > > > > HTH... Nico > > I'm using a USB Ethernet adapter for the 'outside' interface on my ME6000, > since I needed the PCI slot for the wireless card. Seems to work just > fine - it's only talking to a cable modem so the fact that the USB > connection only runs at 11Mbps is not a problem. Just another option to > consider. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"