Vulpes Velox wrote:

On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 08:51:30 +0200
"Chris Visser" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:


I'm running FreeBSD 5.1, on a box with a Digi Sync 570 card and a
Realtek 8139 network card.

The Machine runs fine, most of the time, but every now and again my
network card stops working for no reason.  Rebooting the box fixes this
for a while, but the it starts again.

I've tried replacing the card, but that didn't seem to solve the

I've had the same thing happen... but mostly under heavy load. From reports I
have heard from other ppl that use this card under FBSD and Windows, I am going
to go with it is just a crappy card.

I've had the same experience with realtek cards. Some work wonderfully, full time, others are unreliable at best. My fix was to but a couple nice 3com cards (xl), i've never looked back.


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