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 From:  David Strout <dstrout at maine dot rr dot com>
 To:  cbuechler at gmail dot com
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Re: [m0n0wall] 4 port nics work with m0n0wall?
 Date:  Mon, 2 Jan 2006 19:44:10 -0500
I don't believe that "they are a reseller of
Soekris boards". 
RouterBoard has it's own fab and are a much more
robust ASIC / MEM
structure than the Soekris.  I have used the RB44
in a couple of
custom installs and they are a very reliable /
robust board.  I can
NOT speak to the operability w/ m0n0 but they work
GREAT with Linux
(Slackware) 2.4/6 kernel standalone.  There is an
OpenBSD driver so I
imagine that it would fit into the m0n0 realm
fairly easily.
David L. Strout
Engineering Systems Plus, LLC
----- Original Message -----
SUBJECT: Re: [m0n0wall] 4 port nics work with
FROM: cbuechler at gmail dot com
TO: Undisclosed reciepent
DATE: 01-02-2006 7:29 pm
On 1/2/06, PlanAlpha  wrote:
> I've been looking for a cheap 4 port nic that
works natively with
> m0n0wall. I've found these:

looks like a reseller of Soekris lan1641 cards. 
They're $89 direct
from Soekris.
> http://routerboard.com/rb44.html

that chipset is supported, but I can't say that I
know of anybody
using one.  Should work, but I don't recall
hearing about anybody
using one.  I know there are numerous people using
the Soekris

Don't expect outstanding performance out of a 32
bit PCI quad NIC
though.  It won't be bad, but not great either. 
Depends on what
you're putting it in, but I wouldn't expect to get
much more than a
combined 200-300 Mb through the 4 ports.  Probably
more than you need
since you're looking at 100 Mb rather than gig. 
If you need
substantial throughput on a quad port card, you'll
want an Intel
quad gigabit port card, but then you're looking at
$400+ (and need a
PCI-X slot).


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