Subject: Re: low-cost Gigabit card recommendations?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/2006 17:26:43
In article <20060425064737.GH20095@danbala.tuwien.ac.at>,
Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org> writes:
> Belkin Gigabit Desktop sk(4)
> D-Link DGE-528T re(4)
> D-Link DGE-530T sk(4)
> D-Link DGE-550T stge(4)
> Linksys EG1032v2 sk(4)
> [How do I recognize v2 before buying?]
> Netgear GA311 re(4)
> SMC 9452TX gsip(4)
> ZyXEL GN-650T vge(4)
1.) I had a gsip() card a long time ago and it worked not very well.
2.) re(4) based card are known to be slow and consume a lot of CPU power.
3.) sk(4) based card are apparently a good compromise between performance
and price. But there apparently a lot of different SysConnect chips
and our driver doesn't support all of them.
> Which one of these would you recommend and why?
None. I prefer this one:
> Some other low-cost models that I didn't find in man pages are:
> Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter (PWLA8391GT) wm?
I have two of those. They work rock solid and fast. Unless you consider
your time worthless I would *really* recomment those.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/