Re: 100mbit nic: intel or 3com?
On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 05:40:52PM +0100, Victor Julien wrote:
> I want to build a debian based router/gateway/fileserver/mailserver for a
> home network with 12 clients. It will be quite low budget as the server is a
> Pentium 166Mhz. I want the network to be 100mbit fullduplex, so I want to buy
> a Nic for the server. Which one is best for maximum performance and
> stability? Intel, 3com, SMC or just a cheap Realtek? I think the nic should
> be using the cpu as little as possible...
> Thanks for your advice,
> Victor Julien
Well I'm a poor student... so I started with Netgear FA311's which are
terrible and gave me a *LOT* of agro -> steer well clear (hint: they drop
I've now got a pair of realtek's which are a damn site better, but I still
have problems with enbd under high load, which I suspect are attributed to
them. Plus when one machine is under high load, an ssh can take up to 15
seconds to connect.
I don't know any of the more expensive ones - can't afford them myself.
At work we use Intel and 3com nics in the big machines and realteks in
the small machines. Switches are 3com, SMC and Intel.
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