good commodity NIC

Jon E. Mitchiner jon at
Tue Oct 23 11:22:49 PDT 2001

Ive had excellent experience with the Netgear FA310 network card.  It is
10/100, and usually around $20-$25.  I would avoid the FA311 and FA312
series as Ive had problems getting those to run in specific AMD chipsets.


Jon E. Mitchiner
Minotaur Technologies
AOL IM [] MinotaurT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gabriel J. Weinstock" <gabriel.weinstock at>
To: <beowulf at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 2:09 PM
Subject: good commodity NIC

> Hi
>   Does anyone have recommendations for a reasonably affordable (preferably
> $30-$40) 10/100Mbps NIC? I would like to go with a 3Com card, and
> Linux compatability is very important. We've had a number of problems with
> the 3Com OfficeConnect card and etherboot as well as a few other programs.
> We're planning on channel bonding these; 4 to a node.
> Thanks,
> Gabe
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