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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Nice little box
 Date:  Wed, 21 Dec 2005 19:53:09 -1000
I believe that Realtek has fixed most of the issues that plagued the  
early variants of their Ethernet chips.


On Dec 21, 2005, at 5:14 PM, Chris Buechler wrote:

> On 12/21/05, Robert <valnar at yahoo dot com> wrote:
>> Are those the Realtek NIC's that everybody hates??
>>
>
> yup.  Though I must say I haven't had an issue in them in the one
> similar embedded device that I have.
> http://shopping.hacom.net/catalog/product_info.php? 
> cPath=39&products_id=74
>
> Knowing the issues and poor performance Realteks typically provide, I
> wouldn't have bought a box with that chipset (it was donated by Hacom
> for testing purposes, you can get the same box with Intel cards for an
> extra $100).  But the above is actually an excellent performer, it'll
> do 100 Mb wire speed.
>
> -Chris
>
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