cheap 100 Meg ethernet cards

Paul Richards paul
Wed Oct 20 18:03:27 BST 1999


Martin Hopkins wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "Roger" == Roger Hardiman <roger at cs.strath.ac.uk> writes:
> 
>     Roger> Richard Smith wrote:
>     >>
> 
>     >> > So, we want some cheapo 100 Meg PCI network cards for our
>     >> > FreeBSD boxes.
>     >> >
>     >> I just followed JKH's recommendations in the handbook at
>     >> http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/hw-configs.html and use the Intel
>     >> PRO/100+ Management Adapter (was ?219 for a 5 pack from Inmac) .
> 
>     Roger> Intel cards are nice, but as my email said, I want CHEAP cards.
>     Roger> These Intel ones work out at over ?40 each.
>     Roger> I can only afford around ?15-?20 per card.
> 
>     Roger> So, it has to be Cheap.
> 
>     Roger> Does anyone have any suggestions in my price range?
> 
> I'm afraid I have to agree with everyone else, the Intel cards rule.
> My only advice is don't touch a Kingston card, I can't recall how much
> they cost but they aren't worth it!.

What's wrong with Kingston? I've got Kingston's on my machines and have
never had a single problem. They're pretty standard Digital chipset
cards.

I agree with everyone else though that the Intel cards are the one's to
go for these days.

Paul.






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