Recommendations for NICs?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Fri Jan 22 04:30:28 UTC 2010

C. C. Tang writes:
>  > 	Let me add my vote for Intel: I have a dual-port Pro/1000, and
>  > the thing is a rock:
>  I am planning to get a Pro/1000 MT dual port card, do you know
>  that will it works well in 32bit PCI slot on FreeBSD?

	I have one of these:

	Pro/1000 GT Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller (82546EB)

	It has worked perfectly, with one tertiary exception that
happened due to a (non-FreeBSD related) driver change: for some
reason, DHCP tries to send packets before the driver decides it's
ready to accept them.  This causes a 30-60 second delay during
startup, but afterwards everything is fine.

				Robert Huff

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