[Cialug] best supported/performing Ethernet adapter?
Dave J. Hala Jr.
dave at 58ghz.net
Mon Jun 13 11:37:10 CDT 2005
I bought my intel gb cards new for $25.00 a piece. Search froogle with
the following criteria:
intel 100/1000 ethernet nic
On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 11:26, David Champion wrote:
> Realtek chips aren't as bad as they used to be... but I would get
> something better for a server.
> I haven't seen anything recently, but the Netgear Gigabit-over-copper
> cards were supposed to be about the fastest available, and only cost
> about $30.
> The only "name brand" cards I really don't like are 3com... mostly
> because of the crappy and over priced later generation 3c905 cards. The
> 3c595 cards were rock-solid, after that they went down hill.
> Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> > Realtek does OK until you pound on it with something like video+file
> > transfers.
> > Does Intel write/contribute their own Linux driver?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John.Lengeling at radisys.com [mailto:John.Lengeling at radisys.com]
> > Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 10:17 AM
> > To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
> > Subject: Re: [Cialug] best supported/performing Ethernet adapter?
> > cialug-bounces at cialug.org wrote on 06/11/2005 10:11:46 PM:
> >>I think it is a true statement that not all Ethernet cards and their
> > drivers
> >>are equal. My sense is that the inexpensive realtek and VINE chips/cards
> >>depend more on well-written drivers than intelligence built into the
> >>chips/cards. Can anyone recommend a well-performing 100 megabit card with
> >>good Linux support? Are 3Com and Intel cards good choices?
> > Intel seems to be the best for:
> > - performance
> > - multiple OS support
> > - leading edge features like jumbo packet, VLAN, QOS
> > We use a lot of their 1000G dual fiber and dual copper server cards with
> > Linux. They also seem to regularly update their driver several times per
> > year for bug fixes and improvements.
> > You get what you pay for...all will pass ethernet packets around, but you
> > pay more money to get higher performance, better drivers, leading edge
> > features. I use Realteks at home since I need some to just pass packets.
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