Re: Not Realtek! (was Re: good choice of network card?)
"Kirk" == Kirk Strauser <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Kirk> At 2002-05-13T22:51:12Z, "Jamin W. Collins"
Kirk> <email@example.com> writes:
>> Personally, I'm partial to the Realtek based cards (used
>> frequently on inexpensive cards). The cards are fairly generic
>> and very stable in my experience. The NetGear cards are also
>> very Linux friendly, and don't cost an arm and a leg.
Kirk> I wouldn't wish a Realtek on anyone, particularly if the
Kirk> host machine is destined to be any kind of a server at all.
Kirk> From an older copy of the 8139 Linux driver source:
On a server I'd side with you. At home, where it's hard to push my
card much beyond a million or bits a second, I'd go with the Realtek
cards. I have two, both cheap, both work great. The most intensive
thing they do is apt-get dist-upgrade, and that's a whole 144
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