From: "LEE Tet Yoon" <leety at ihug dot co dot nz>
> At 10:59 p.m. 14/01/2007, you wrote:
>>"Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
>>>I use Dell GX1, GX110, and GX200 small form factor PCs. One 3com nic
>>>onboard, and 2 PCI slots. The CPU rangers from 450mhz to 1ghz in what I
>>>usually find. They are cheap, plentiful, and very solid routers.
>>I am about to build a m0n0wall out of a Dell Dimension. I have bought
>>three Intel Pro nics to put in it, but it has a 3com already in it. Do
>>you find the 3coms in dell machines performs ok, or should I replace it
>>with an Intel? I had to replace it if it is not necessary.
> It'll probably help if you specify what kind of throughput you need. For
> example, I'm restricted to 2mbit/128k so it doesn't really matter much
> IMHO if I only have a realtek 8129...
I have seen the other side of this. An unstable nic can make for an
unstable box, regardless of speed. That said, I have used a lot of realtec
nics, but many people have had stability problems with them.