PCI Gigabit Ethernet network interface card (NIC) recommendations

Gonzalo Nemmi gnemmi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 03:10:33 UTC 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 23:59:16 Robert Huff wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for that info Robert !
Will take it into consideration next time I buy a NIC :)
You just probably turned me into Pro/1000 ;)

Gonzalo Nemmi

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