Gigabit Ethernet Card for Fedora

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Tue Dec 20 19:25:54 UTC 2005

On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, J. K. Cliburn wrote:

> On 12/20/05, Jon Shorie <jshorie at> wrote:
>> We are upgrading our network from 10/100 to 10/100/1000 Ethernet and I need to
>> install Gigabit ethernet cards in our Fedora machines.  Does anybody know if
>> any 10/100/1000 ethernet that "just works" with fedora.
>> I have a mix of Fedora Core 1 and Fedora Core 4 servers and desktops.  I want
>> something that will be detected like the 10/100 cards are now.  I do not want
>> to have to compile a driver or make a custom kernel.
> Can't speak for FC1, but I just bought a Netgear GA311 10/100/1000 NIC
> that worked right out of the box in FC4.  It uses a Realtek 8169 chip.

I have that one intgrated on a motherboard, performance-wise it kind of 
sucks (relative to some other gig chipsets) and it doesn't support 
jumbo frames, but it's more than adequate for a desktop/workstation.


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