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Re: gigabit ethernet?



On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 23:06 +0100, moi wrote:
> Andrew Parker schrieb: 
> > On Nov 28, 2007 4:57 AM, John Austin <ja jaa org uk> wrote:
> >   
> > > On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 22:31 -0500, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > >     
> > > > They are running cat6 and setting up gigabit ethernet
> > > > at work. Anyone know of any special PCI gigabit NICs
> > > > to avoid in Fedora, or do they all mostly work like
> > > > pretty much every other kind of more ordinary NIC?
> > > > 
> > > >       
> > > I ordered two D-Link DGE-530T yesterday - I will
> > > report back !!!
> > > I understand that they support jumbo frames (9000) and VLAN tags.
> > > 
> > > Then comes the setting up of jumbo frames, VLAN's, VLAN tags and how to
> > > configure dynamic DNS with VLANs !!!!
> > >     
> > 
> > I had a bunch of them, but the drivers were on again off again,
> > depending on what kernel was being used.  They'd work, then you'd see
> > long delays before web pages would start to download, and it just
> > drove me mad.  Ditched them in the end for some Netgear GA311 (Realtek
> > Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet) cards.  Haven't
> > looked back since.
> > 
> > That was a while ago now, maybe a year, so I'd be interested to know
> > how well they work now.  Would be good to know if I could dust them
> > off and use them again at some point.
> > 
> >   
> I have half a dozen D-Link System Inc DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet
> Adapter (rev 11) running in standard PCs (32bit Intel) with Redhat
> Server and F8, Fast Ethernet or GBit depending on the switches (no
> VLAN or fancy stuff). No problem there.

We've pretty much standardized on Intel or Broadcom cards.  The drivers
are pretty bulletproof and they support all the bizarro stuff like
jumbo frames, QoS, VLAN (802.1q), trunking and the like.

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