Subject: Re: low-cost Gigabit card recommendations?
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/30/2006 17:26:43
In article <>,
	Thomas Klausner <> 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.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler