PCI Gigabit Ethernet network interface card (NIC) recommendations
roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Aug 1 02:59:19 UTC 2008
David Christensen writes:
> I would like to add a PCI Gigabit Ethernet network interface card
> (NIC) to the computer and was wondering what cards other people
> are using and how they liked them. Any comments and/or
> recommendations would be appreciated.
Realtek-based cards were mentioned; they seem to do well under
light to moderate loads, but not so well when the going gets tough.
Intel-based cards, on the other hand, have a superior track
record; probably doesn't hurt the driver is maintained by Intel. I
replaced an re() card with a Pro/1000 dual port, and watched errors
drop from ~1% to _0_ in 11 days of moderate to heavy usage.
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