Re: good choice of network card?
On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 22:06, Mike Frisch wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 20:36, David Wright wrote:
> > I know they work, and I don't want to risk changing. But can anyone tell
> > me what makes the 3com card supposedly better? The specs I know are
> > exactly the same.
> Don't 3Com cards have a processor that off-loads network traffic from
> the CPU handling it? Or do all Ethernet cards have this functionality?
> Assuming drivers will equivalent functionality/performance, what exactly
> is the difference between network cards?
I think that is the main difference. Also with some other really cool
functionality that no one really ever uses. Basically what it comes
down to is 3com has a better reputation and is great for machines that
need the extra functionality. Other than that most people would be
happy with the cheap $10USD cards that you can buy anywhere. The only
reason I have a 3com card is cause my university required it and my
parents bought it for me before I told them my current realtek clone
would work fine.
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