Anyone got any experience with gigabit ether ?

Kevin O'Connor kevin at
Fri Apr 9 18:14:43 BST 2004

Try forcing the connection speed to 100 rather than allowing
It seems lots of gigabit cards exhibit this behavior, me I'll stick with
fiber NICs for gigabit.
Regards Kevin

-----Original Message-----
From: freebsd-users-admin at
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at] On Behalf Of Pete French
Sent: 09 April 2004 12:54
To: freebsd-users at
Subject: Anyone got any experience with gigabit ether ?

I'm after upgrading all my networking to 1000Base-T and was wondering
if anyone had any words of wisdom on the subject - e.g. "cards to
I wouldnt be so bothered, except that the new motherboard came with a
gigabit port onboard which has performed dreadfully as a 100Base-T
interafce. It
keeps dropping the connection, to the pont where I gave up and installed
separate 100Base-T card again.

I have no idea if it wold work any better connected to a gigabit switch
than a 100Base-T switch, but it makes me want to ask for advice. I was
of a pair of Netgear GA622T cards which are supported by the nge driver.

Any recommendations ? Anyone got any horror stories of poor BSD support



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