Which of these NICs will work?

Nathan Vidican nathan at vidican.com
Fri Sep 3 20:25:17 UTC 2010

I have several Intel multi-port, (2 port, 4 port and even some 2 port
fibre-optic), cards in use. All have been rock-solid, stable performers, and
have hardware VLAN tagging and trunking capability. I have some 4 port cards
in use with LACP+VLAN Trunking, and then use vlan interfaces in FreeBSD
configured per vlan. This allows many networks to share the same interface
and is great for virtualization type situations too.

Just my two cents - but I'd pay the extra for the Intel because I know it
just works predictably and reliably.

Nathan Vidican
nathan at vidican.com

Happy FreeBSD'er since 2.2.1:)

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:

> Ryan Coleman writes:
> >  Any thoughts? I need/want to get a multi-port NIC for my new
> >  system but I haven't purchased the guts for the server yet.
> >
> >
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010064+600013872+600016290&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=27&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=
> >
> >  Basically, this machine will have two external (real-world) IPs
> >  and one network LAN ( address, finding three-NIC
> >  motherboards is not exactly possible so this is my alternative.
>         Intel network cards have a very good reputation; I have been
> running a dual-port Pro/1000 GT for years and the thing is still a
> rock.  Others will have a better opinion on performance issues.
>        The Intel employee who maintains the driver is frequently seen
> on current@ and occasionally on questions at .  Nice guy, very
> responsive.
>                                        Robert Huff
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