Network Card

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Apr 17 16:32:28 PDT 2003

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 jhoder at wrote:

> i'm looking for some words of wisdom about pci ethernet adapters for
> my freebsd system.  i'm running freebsd 4.7, an amd 750 duron on a msi
> k7t turbo mainboard.
> from what i've read so far, it seems like cards with dec 21040 chips
> are preferred by at least some users, and the realtek (at least
> cheaper) ones are discouraged.  i've also noticed that prices seem to
> vary greatly, and i'm trying to stay away from the $20 range of cards
> in general.

The NetGear FA310TX is a nice card.  It's been discontinued for a while
now, but can be occasionally found cheaply on closeout.  For example, has the SB104 kit right now: two 25-foot Cat5 cables, a
four-port hub, and two FA310TX cards.  $19.99 for the entire kit, so it
falls just outside of the $20 range you wanted to avoid. 8-)

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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