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Old 09-30-2010, 12:10 AM   #1
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Lightbulb QUAD ethernet


Hello

I would like to ask for the advice of the communauty :

I need to buy a Debian compatible Quad ethernet card, which would be able to manage ADSL2+, like PPPoE connections and able to be plugged on a M2N-MX SE motherboard ?

For the time I could only find that kind of stuff :

http://www.amazon.fr/Intel-1000-Quad...5823284&sr=8-3

Expensive so I'd like to be sure before buying..

Thanks
 
Old 09-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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The spec of your motherboard says you have two PCI slots and one PCIe 16 channel slot( Which would be used for your video card) so the quad card you have indicated wouldn't fit your system anyway as it's a 4 channel PCIe board, you've nowhere to plug it. You'll need a PCI Quad nic

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Old 09-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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See the intel site. I think went I was there a long time ago there was some linux support.

Those card are good because they are really meant for enterprise level work. They have many features beyond what you'd suspect.
 
Old 10-01-2010, 12:35 AM   #4
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Hi

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The spec of your motherboard says you have two PCI slots and one PCIe 16 channel slot( Which would be used for your video card) so the quad card you have indicated wouldn't fit your system anyway as it's a 4 channel PCIe board, you've nowhere to plug it. You'll need a PCI Quad nic
Actually I use the onboard graphic card so it shouldnt be a issue.


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See the intel site. I think went I was there a long time ago there was some linux support.

Those card are good because they are really meant for enterprise level work. They have many features beyond what you'd suspect.
I had a look already.. Features beyond what I suspect and for some, even beyond my understanding..

Thats why I'd really appreciate some more feedback about their configuration within debian or linux more generally speaking ..


But thanks to answer anyway.

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Old 10-10-2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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up ?

Please..
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:52 PM   #6
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Do you have a reason to purchase such a high tech card?
 
Old 10-10-2010, 11:26 PM   #7
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Hi Jefro

I got 2 "loosy" connections : 1 ADSL+2 and 1 PPPoE, and 3 computers to feed.

I would like to be able to switch between the 2 connections, according to their availability in real time.

So I guess I need 2 inputs and 2 outputs at least..

To me, The QUAD seemed appropriate for such a job.

Even if I just understood that I will need to buy an internal modem anyway..

Why ? Do you think about another solution ?
 
Old 10-11-2010, 03:49 PM   #8
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They make dedicated devices to do that. Much cheaper. Also you could setup a virtual or real computer to do that. I think a common one is a bsd version. Might be possible to set that up in one of the computers you have already.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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LOL using quad ethernet for ADSL, man read in wikipedia what's that for. It's for ethernet channels between hosts.
Buy a goddamn homie router...
 
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:50 AM   #10
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Actually..

I've found good advice on the french forum for debian. We concluded on this :

1 QUAD-Port RealTek RTL8100C for 234$ with the antenna..

1 ADSL2+ PCI card for 46.97 euros

All for around 215 euros, nearly half the price of the initial guess.

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They make dedicated devices to do that. Much cheaper. Also you could setup a virtual or real computer to do that. I think a common one is a bsd version. Might be possible to set that up in one of the computers you have already.
What do you mean by bsd version ? I'm quite lost with your saying..

Because I will still need 2 physical inputs for the providers connexions and 2 physical outputs for my 2 others computers.. ? No ?

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Old 10-12-2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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You can purchase a dedicated hardware device that is exactly used for that purpose. I have seen them for under $100 us. http://airetechit.co.uk/store/index....221&livemode=1


You can make a computer either real or virtual that does what you need. It is a linux or bsd OS with software and settings already to do what you want. http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Mul...Load_Balancing

No you don't need two outputs. One should do unless you have some odd setup. A router or a hub may work.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 11:19 PM   #12
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Oh ok.. !

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You can purchase a dedicated hardware device that is exactly used for that purpose. I have seen them for under $100 us.
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No you don't need two outputs. One should do unless you have some odd setup. A router or a hub may work.
It's actually what I wanted to avoid : too many cables and boxes on my desk. But the second link is pretty useful. Thanks for this.

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