NIC for VLAN
zbeeble at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 11:56:32 PST 2009
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Edvaldo Silva
<edv at americanadigital.com.br>wrote:
> Hello, guys!
> Please, can someone point a NIC, PCI 2.2 specs, full VLAN capable under
> I´m finding terrible issues using RTL8169 and 3C9x, almost all for the
> fact NIC cannot handle MTU a little bigger than 1500 (1500 + vlan
> I don´t wish reducing MTU.
For 100 meg nics, I almost exclusively use Intel Etherexpress "fxp" cards.
I've used them for a long time in servers, but now they average around $3 in
quantity on eBay and I use them in everything. Also, many off-lease PC's
come with it on the motherboard.
For GigE, I prefer (also) Intel Etherexpress --- but the driver is "em" (I
have not tried "igb). I also have had no complaints with "bge" and "bce"
driver chipsets on equipped motherboards.
In both cases, I make heavy use of vlans and hardware vlan tagging. Many
router machines have between 10 and 50 vlan interfaces.
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