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Old 11-09-2002, 08:04 PM   #1
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anyone can recomend a quad/dual port 10/100 ethernet card

I am looking for quad or dual port 10/100Mbps Ethernet PCI card. I am hoping some here can recomend a good and cheap card for my use.
I am writing a new IP routing software and need the hardware for testing and scalability. I am using Linux as the refrerence platfrom ( 2.4.19 kernels), so the card has to be Linux compatible.

I have seen some such card from Intel, costing more than $400, well thats way beyond my personal budget. With 5 quad port cards I get 20 physical interfaces.

Any recomendation or suggestion anyone ?


Old 11-10-2002, 03:18 AM   #2
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I've seen these before, the only one I played with was with a friend who got his for something on the order of $125 retail, and it was a shot in the dark as to the chipset (it was Tulip). They're on Ebay for rational prices, D-Link makes one, the DWL-580-TX+, retails for around $200. These cards are just not cheap, they're so niche that retailers can play a game of name their own price.


Old 11-10-2002, 04:33 AM   #3
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Hi Finegan,
Thanks for the information. I'll check it on ebay. I appreciate you help.
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I am using Adaptec Quad LAN. it is realy good. The driver is starfire.




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