On 9/28/05, Ernie Zingleman <ks4q at zingleman dot com> wrote:
> I've been using 3Com 3C905B NICs here on my M0n0 box. Not a lot of traffic
> passes through but I'm wondering if I might also do better with some Intel
> Can anyone recommend some particular chipsets that are good? I've seen
> Intel NIC cards model #s 82559 82557 and 82558. Are any of the chipsets
> any better or worse than the others?
All the 82xxx's are essentially the same, as far as FreeBSD is
concerned. Those would be any of the several Intel PRO/100 cards. I
have a bunch of them with various 82xxx chipsets, and I've never seen
a difference between any of them.
But if you don't pass a whole lot of traffic, it really doesn't matter
what NIC's you have. If you want higher throughput from LAN to DMZ,
or something like that, then it'd be worthwhile.