[Chugalug] GigE NICs

John Aldrich mrmaxx at spamcop.net
Sun Feb 17 05:58:39 UTC 2013


On Sun February 17 2013 12:51:37 AM John Aldrich wrote:
> OK, given that it appears my on-board NIC doesn't do GigE, I'm looking
> online at NewEgg and found a Rosewill 10/100/1000 PCI NIC for $13. Now
> reading the reviews, it appears that this card uses a RealTek chipset,
> OTOH, it is supported  under Linux. There were a couple instances of bad
> NICs out of the box, but for the most part, they seemed to work with no
> problems.
> 
> Other than a general dislike of RealTek, anyone know any reason why this
> wouldn't be a good NIC?
> 
Never mind... I decided not to be a cheapskate and just ordered an Intel PCI 
NIC along with the GigE switch that was suggested earlier.


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