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Re: the BEST net card for obsd (IMHO)
In message <200003010206.SAA22835@destro.newdream.net>,
Jack Culpepper writes:
>> On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 05:16:49PM -0800, Jack Culpepper wrote:
>> > ISA? WTF is ISA? I'm talking PCI here, magn! I must confess that I don'
>> > know the exact part number, and I'm not at home right now so I can't check
>> > but here's the kernel probe:
>> > rl0 at pci1 dev 8 function 0 "Accton Technology MPX 5030/5038" rev 0x10: i
>rq 11 address 00:e0:29:61:39:b9
>> > netperf gives me 94 Mbit/s. $14.95.
>> and man rl will tell you that's a generic realtek chipset, available
>> in lots of places for 10-15$. And not that great. A better target than
>> "ne2000 compatible", to be sure...
>What do you mean by "not that great"? Let's compare things quantitatively.
>What is the throughput of a card that is great? I definitely want to improve
>my 94. I can pay like $80 for an fxp, but that won't make my throughput go
No, but your CPU usage will go down.
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