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Olaf Hoyer wrote: | On Sat, 24 Jul 2004, Hakim Z. Singhji wrote: | |>| |>| 10/100? There are less Gigabit types that are supported, yet, |>| but then the reason for that should be pretty obvious. |>| |>| Anyway, you generally can't go wrong with 3Com. That said, |>| I've never had trouble with 3Com, SiS, DEC/Intel, even RealTek |>| and the onboard VIA/Rhine stuff (drivers, respectively: xl, sis, dc, |>| rl, vr). |>| |>| That covers quite a few chipsets. There are plenty more. The |>| only problem I have answering your post is that I don't know what's |>| *not* supported. Also, some users have reported issues with "watchdog |>| timeout" errors using 5.X FBSD and one of the drivers mentioned above. |>| You could probably spot which one on Google ... | | | Hi! | | Well, I personally prefer the Intel Etherexpress in 100MBit Scenarios. | (fxp) | | You also could look at ebay, sometimes they show up in bundles of 5 or | so, and then are below those 30$ list price... | | Or you could have a look at a Znyx or Adaptec or Intel dual/Quad card, I | also noticed some Adaptec quad ones on german ebay recently. | | In Gigabit world, well, Intel or Broadcom (em or bge) cards are nice, | but given the scenario you have, they are overkill and quite costly | compared to some fxp or xl. | | Do _not_ go for Realtek or Via, they impose a far heavier load on the | CPU than Intel or 3COM. | | HTH | Olaf | Hi Olaf,
Thanks alot for your help, I found a pretty good deal on a pair 3COM Xl's $10 each...pretty good huh. Hey maybe I could use you as a resource if I have any questions about setting up the Gateway/Router. Thanks again.
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