Subject: Re: multiport NIC
To: Pierre-Emmanuel Brinette <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/10/2003 20:32:18
On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:06:13PM +0200, Pierre-Emmanuel Brinette wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for a Multiport (2 or 4) NIC that work with NetBSD. It seem that
> the D-Link DFE 570 and 580 work fine but there are End of Life products.

I wouldn't recommend the DFE580. It uses Sundance ST-201 chips which have
small onboard buffers. You can't run 2 ports at 100Mbs without lots of
receive overrun. The DFE 570 uses DEC 21143 chips, and is fine.

For 2-port adapters, I would recommend intel dual-port gig-E adapters.
They're not that expensive (I'm not sure a 10/100 would cost less),
and are very nice

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference