Reliable USB NIC?

J. Seth Henry jshamlet at
Mon Jun 9 09:25:09 PDT 2003

I have had very good luck with the Linksys USB100TX adapters. I have four
of them supporting small X terminals, and they have turned out to be more
reliable than the terminals (they crash for reasons unrelated to their
network connections). They also have decent performance for a USB 1.x

If your system has support for USB 2.0, Linksys does make a USB 2.0
version of the adapter, but I don't have any experience with them.

Seth Henry

>I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but I'm looking for a reliable USB NIC
>that's supported by FreeBSD 4.8 or -STABLE.  It's going to be attached to
>my cable modem (currently 512kbps down, 128kbps up, transferring a few
>hundred MB daily) so speed is not really relevant.  What I do need is
>something that will stay up for months -- essentially the time between
>kernel upgrades -- without needing any attention from me.  Sadly it has
>to be USB, since the machine it's going in only has room for 1 PCI card,
>and that's occupied by the wireless adapter.
>Hmm, I guess 'not too expensive' and 'available in the UK' should be on
>that list too :-)
>Does such a beast exist?
>        Scott

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