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Re: plain-vanilla ethernet; do brands matter?



On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 01:22 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:

> The 10/100 NICs with RJ45 connector are commodity items.  Any
> "whitebox" card with a Realtek RT8139 chipset should satisfy your
> needs.  You will be wasting your money for a Linksys NIC unless it has
> special feature(s) that you need and the other cards do not  provide.

One Realtek chipset card I got from a dlink fudged up my PC's network.
Stalled everything. Had to troubleshoot for a couple of hours before
deciding so change the card and then everything went OK.

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