Hakim Z. Singhji
system-administrator at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 23 21:24:39 PDT 2004
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Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
| Hakim Z. Singhji wrote:
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|> Hi Everyone,
|> I am building a gateway/router from a i386 300Mhz, 32MB RAM, 5GB hda and
|> ~ I need to buy the NIC cards. I wanted to have three interface
|> connection points to my gateway/router. Does anyone have any suggestions
|> on the type of NIC I should use? I would appreciate some help.
|> In addition, I'm new to BSD. I hail from the Redhat world, but I
|> anticipate FreeBSD to be a great addition to my network.
| 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 ...
| Kevin Kinsey
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Do you know where I can get a 3COM or Intel card for a good price??? I
tried pricewatch.com however they all seem to be around the same between
29 - 35 dollars.
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