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 From:  Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
 To:  M0n0Wall ML <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] High CPU usage
 Date:  Sun, 20 Nov 2005 12:32:16 +0100
--On 18. november 2005 7:32 +0100 Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net> 

> --On 18. november 2005 0:25 -0600 Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
>> From: "Sasa Stupar" <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
>>> --On 17. november 2005 18:38 -0500 "Bryan K. Brayton"
>>> <bryan at sonicburst dot net> wrote:
>>>> Well, my psychic sense tells me he's running a Pentium 166 Mhz in that
>>>> deskpro, running on a 66 MHz bus...
>>>> Strangely, my esp fails me trying to read his NIC manufacturers though
>>> All three NIC's are Realtek 8139 series.
>> Well, the CPU is a fairly weak starting point.  You are also light on
>> memory.  However, the network cards are the killer.  They are the nic
>> equivalent of a WinModem.  All of the "heavy lifting" is done by the CPU.
>> If you bump the memory up to 128 meg, and replace the nics with Intel
>> http://www.directron.com/8460c.html or
>> http://www.cmishop.com/store/ShowDetails.asp?txtProductName=nic/pila8472-
>> bk&txtMfgPartNo=&nCategorySubID=125&txtSiteTrack=pw I would bet your
>> throughput will go up significantly.  Perhaps even double.
>>                         Lee
> I was suspecting that the NIC are the issue. I think memory is not since
> when I look at the system info it shows only 40% of used memory.
> Regards,
> Sasa

OK. Now I am in the search for NIC. I looked on the link but here I can't 
get those. Can anyone recommend which NIC ( a list) would be adviseable to 
I can get the following:
- Netgear FA311
- 3com 3C905 series