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Re: Slow net
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Slow net
- From: Steve <steve_(_at_)_szmidt_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 17:50:59 -0500
On Friday 05 December 2003 04:46 pm, i.t Consulting wrote:
> Am Freitag, 5. Dezember 2003 10:58 wrote Theo de Raadt:
> > * It's impossible given this rotten design to really achieve decent
> > * performance at 100Mbps, unless you happen to have a 400MHz PII or
> > * some equally overmuscled CPU to drive it.
> asking more out of technical curiosity 'is there really anywhere a CPU
> (Mhz-) effect compensating the rotten design?' -and is this maybe
> calculated into marketing strategy by the 'low-end manufacturer?'
> In Germany it's about a $10 to 20 difference between Realtek 8139 - 3cx....
> or so
NIC's have their own processor. It should not need much help from the CPU
unless it's so short on h/w that it needs the CPU to do all the work. I'd
venture to say therin lies the difference. How do you save $? Cut out h/w.
Look on the win modems, win printers. That's all they are, h/w deficient
Interesting pricing in Germany. Here a low end NIC can be gotten anywhere from
$10 while a 3Com will be up around $65. I've never gone wrong with 3Com so
for me they are a reliable solution with lifetime warranty.
You actually need to constantly be alert
and willing to handle things, or life
will find a way to get you good!
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