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Re: Multiport NIC
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- Subject: Re: Multiport NIC
- From: Arvid Grøtting <arvidg_(_at_)_netfonds_(_dot_)_no>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:19:56 +0200
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Scott Gerhardt <scott_(_at_)_g-it_(_dot_)_ca> writes:
> Besides Intel, are there any other good multi-port network adapters on
> the market?
4-port dc(4) 100Mb/s cards exist and are good, 4-port ste(4) cards
should probably be avoided; 4-port Intel em(4) 1Gb/s cars work nicely
and are, today, cheaper and/or more available than the others. Those
are the ones I'm using.
> It seems like a lot of the other vendors (3Com, Linksys, Netgear,
> DLink etc.) are not producing multiport NIC's anymore.
Possible. But Intel isn't that bad. :)
(The trouble with the 4-port em(4) card is that it's PCI-X, so you'll
want an expensive motherboard and possibly a riser card that isn't