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 From:  "Justin Sirois" <justin at onthez dot com>
 To:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Compatible Gigabit NICs
 Date:  Tue, 11 Jan 2005 18:19:36 -0600
> I just did a quick search on Newegg for gig cards and came up with this.
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=33-127-134&depa=0
> as just one of probably many that are supported (that's the only one I
> checked).  That one in particular does support jumbo frames, and does
> have FreeBSD driver support.I actually looked at that card earlier, but I 
> couldn't find any infoon it's chipset.  Can I ask were you found what it 
> uses?  I tried theproduct specs and data sheet from the dlink site and 
> google withno luck.  Thanks a bunch!> I'm sure there are probably a number 
> of other cheap cards on Newegg
> that'll work.  Remember with NIC's though, you get what you pay for.
> If you really need high throughput, the $150+ USD cards are going to
> suit you much better than the $20 ones.  The cheaper cards will flood
> your system with interrupts under heavy load and max out your CPU long
> before the more expensive cards will.  The price difference comes
> largely from the capabilities of the card, where cheap ones offload
> most everything to the CPU, more expensive ones can do more without
> CPU involvement.

A quality NIC would be nice, but the throughput on this will never be over 
100mbps
It's just bridging my 10/100 LAN to my 10/100/1000 LAN.  I only need it to 
be
a gig card so that everything on the 10/100/1000 is jumbo frame capable.

Thanks again!

Justin