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 From:  "Jonathan De Graeve" <Jonathan dot De dot Graeve at imelda dot be>
 To:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>, "M0n0Wall ML" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] High CPU usage
 Date:  Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:32:17 +0100
I had problems with 3com 3c905 and would recommend intels

J.

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> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Lee Sharp [mailto:leesharp at hal dash pc dot org]
> Verzonden: zondag 20 november 2005 19:20
> Aan: M0n0Wall ML
> Onderwerp: Re: [m0n0wall] High CPU usage
> 
> From: "Sasa Stupar" <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
> > --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.
> 
> >> 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.
> 
> > 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
> > buy.
> > I can get the following:
> > - Netgear FA311
> > - 3com 3C905 series
> 
> Intel is widely regarded as the best FreeBSD nics, since they write
the
> driver for them in house.  3com also is highly regarded, but not as
highly
> as Intel.  Via Rhine chipsets have been reported to be quite good as
well.
> The Netgear uses it's own chipset, so it will be better than the
RealTek,
> but not as good as the Intel or the 3com.
> 
>                         Lee
> 
> 
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