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Re: [TCLUG:4397] Ethernet NICs

On both of my PCs (both running Redhat 5.2 w/ 2.2.2 kernel) I use 3Com
905b 10/100 PCI cards with no problems at all. They can be had for as
little as $50 if you look around. I couldn't tell you about the
EtherExpress cards as I've never used them.  As far as Linksys goes I use
a 5-port 100mb Stackpro hub (about $70-$80), one of thier 10mb Instant
Ethernet Workgroup hubs (about $35) and a 2-port Stackpro 10/100 switch
(about $100) to tie the two speeds together (laptop and sparc only run at
10mb).  I haven't had any real problems with any of the equipment, but
since they're unmanaged I can't really pull any SNMP values out to quote
collision rates, etc.  

Jim Raney
SysAdmin, Citilink Internet

On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Perry Hoekstra wrote:

> Greet the sun all,
> I am putting together a new box and started looking around at FastEthernet
> NICs.  I found some Intel EtherExpress Pro 100+ cards for a decent price.
> I did not find that exact card on the Hardware Compatibility list for RH
> 5.2 nor comments pro/con on the site.  Anybody have
> experience with them?  While on the subject, I know there has been some
> postings expressing their displeasure with NetGear, how about LinkSys?  I
> am also casting around for a 4-port Ethernet 10/100 or Ethernet 100 hub.
> Thank you
> Perry Hoekstra -
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