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By collins_ms ·
Looking for recommendations for Gigabit ethernet cards. Also looking for sources of information regarding them as well. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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by paul In reply to Gigabit ethernet cards

Both Intel and 3Com market decent Gigabit cards. Intel's web site has lots of press releases etc, but I'd always assume they are at least a little biased. I have installed and used 3Com 1000BaseSX (3c985b-SX) adapters with little trouble. Intel's cards are also working at two of my client's sites without issue (Intel PRO/1000 F).

The biggest issues to face are: Who will install the fibre? Get a contractor to provide cabling for you. Do you really need Gigabit? Most workstations can barely put a dent in 100BaseT (topping out at maybe 35 - 40 Mb/s). Gigabit server adapters help for network cores, but can your server deliver 60 - 70 MBytes/sec continuously?

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by peter In reply to Gigabit ethernet cards

Remember that if you get a gigabit card that you need a hub that is gigabit and a switch as well, you need to asess the whole network setup. the 3com site has a lot of info , but cnet is more impartial. If you have a specific question on gigabit NIC's hubs etc please e-mail me !

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