I have two Intel Pro1000MT's, and they work flawless. I can say with a straight face that I have never had a problem with them. They have only been used with one another over a crossover cable, so I can't speak for how well they play with switches or other brands. I beleive NCI (ncix.com) has them on sale for about the price you mentioned. I actually got one of them off of ebay for $43 after shipping. I use an MTU setting of 9014, and it helps performance sustantially. This testimonial actually applies to both -stable and -current.
Hope this helps. -Craig ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tillman Hodgson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "FreeBSD-Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 1:46 AM Subject: Well-supported gigabit cards under 4-stable? > Howdy, > > I found a few threads on this topic in google, but they were from a > while ago (-stable and hardware are both moving targets, after all). > > I'm interesting in seeing what low-cost gigabit cards are supported > under -stable and which cards might be recommended. I'm looking > specifically at the Linksys EG1032, D-Link DGE-530T, Intel Pro1000MT, > and the Micronet SP2612R. All are relatively cheap (Can$64 and lower), > are easily obtained in Canada via the popular online merchants, and > would be within reach a typical (though geeky) home network. > > Most of my computers will remain 100Mbit, but I'd like to move my main > file server to 1000Mbit. All the other machines do full dumps to it > every night (which eventually end up on tape), so it spends a fairly > large portion of every day with it's interface completely saturated > (and it's worse on weekly dump days). > > I'm primarily concerned with driver stability. For example, I noticed > some messages in the archives about the nge driver causing problems ... > that was some time ago, but I'd like to avoid that on a server which > handles my backups ;-) I'm also interested in nice vlan and jumbo frame > support, though I can get by without them. > > So what's recommended by folks running gigabit gear these days? > > -T > > > -- > Page xxviii: Live with Unix long enough and you will change. You will > become more creative, and you will come to understand the spirit of > creation in others. > - Harley Hahn, _The Unix Companion_ > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"