David Kelly dkelly at
Wed Jan 7 13:32:11 PST 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 02:32:03PM -0500, Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
> 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.

I second, or third, or Nth, recommend the Etherexpress Pro cards. Not
only do they Just Simply Work(tm) in FreeBSD, if (heaven forbid) one has
to do Windows the Intel-provided driver provides exceptional controls
and features that the stock Windows driver does not, such as VLAN.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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