Intel PRO/100 CardBus II
scott+freebsd at fishballoon.org
Sat May 1 10:18:29 PDT 2004
On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 01:25:01PM +0100, Markie wrote:
> The cards I am looking at are also 32 bit (the dongle ones). I was just
> wondering if I will get any kind of major performance loss using 16 bit
> cards. I can only find a Realport1? card (just says realport) and they're
> 16 bit... and so is this FA410 card if I was to get a dongle for it
Performance of 100Mbps Ethernet with 16-bit cards pretty much sucks.
They'll attach to a 100Mbps network just fine, but the amount of data
you'll be able to put through them will be much, much less, and probably
consume a lot of CPU cycles with it. If you're not doing anything
network-intensive, or only connecting to 10Mbps networks, this might not
matter to you.
However, if your laptop has CardBus slots and you're running FreeBSD 5 (no
CardBus support in 4.x), you'll probably be a lot happier with a 32-bit
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