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I'm a FBSD newbie, and just installed it today. I have an A7N8X Deluxe Mobo, with onboard nForce2. So far I havn't managed to get my ethernet internet connection working, and I'm not sure if there are drivers which exist for nforce on freebsd. If there are, I would like some help on how to install them (like I said, I really am new to this).
On the other hand, I don't mind buying a NIC, in which case my question is what NIC would you recommend? Preferably one that works 'out of the box' with FreeBSD, so hopefully I can learn how to operate this OS.
A responce to either part of my question would be greatly appreciated. I couldn't find much similar on the forum, so I hope I'm not making a repeat question.
Distribution: OpenBSD 4.6, OS X 10.6.2, CentOS 4 & 5
I, and nearly everyone I've ever talked to absolutely rave about the Intel NICs and PHYs. Anything with the Intel 21143 chipset, or 8255[5|7|9] chipset should be outstanding.
Beware of 3COM. Some of their 3C905 cards are very good, and others are total disasters. A quick search of Google will reveal many problems with very specific versions of the 3C905 chipsets, so be sure to look before you leap.
Personally, I prefer to never stray from "fxp" or "dc" cards (by driver name) and I haven't been burned yet. I've had nothing but pain from cards based on National Semiconductor and Realtek chipsets.
I bought a bulk lot of 3C905CX-TX-M cards off ebay (still shrink wrapped) and they work great. -- before all of my computers had Realtek cards and I realized that there were all randomly dropping packets by almost 33% of throughput! Never again will I use Realtek cards, oh by the way, they are for sale if anyone wants to buy the pieces of junk.