Subject: Re: NIC advice
To: Tobias Nygren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 11/10/2006 02:25:30
On Mar 11, 11:04am, Tobias Nygren wrote:
} Michael D. Spence wrote:
} > I need to add another NIC to my NetBSD 1.6-based firewall. I
} > currently have three:
} > - ex0, 3Com 3c905 running at 100Mb,
} > - tlp0, ADMtek AN985 also at 100Mb, and
} > - ep0, 3Com 3c509, which runs at 10 Mb.
} > I need to add another 100Mb NIC. This is an old, slow (166 Mhz)
} > computer, so
} > I'd want the NIC to do the heavy lifting (DMA transfers, etc.).
} > I'm guessing 3c905's are no longer available at the local Microcenter
} > Warehouse. What
} > should I look for along this line?
} In the retail channel it's hard to find good 100baseTX-cards
} these days, everything is based on realtek 8139.
} fxp(4) based Intel pro/100 cards are nice and apparently dirt
} cheap at Ebay, you can get a 25 pack for $31.99.
You could get a Linksys LNE100TX ver 4+. That has an ADMtek AN985
}-- End of excerpt from Tobias Nygren