From: "Jim Thompson" <jim at netgate dot com>
> On Oct 21, 2005, at 6:53 AM, Lee Sharp wrote:
>> And keep in mind that the onboard VIA ether ports are in the same class
>> as the D-link...
> Could you "show your work" here? Do they fail at throughput tests, or
> suddenly go off-line, or somehow fail in-service?
> Or is this one of those, "If its not Intel or 3Com, it must suck" things?
Actually, I was trying to avoid the realtek is buggy, no it is not jihad.
:-) Intel has a driver that leaves a lot of the heavy lifting on the card.
So does 3-com. Most cheap NICs leave a lot of the heavy lifting to the CPU.
Personally, I like Intel, but YMMV.