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Old 03-03-2011, 07:08 AM   #1
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What ethernet card to choose?

Hello, I am building my own desktop computer. All was well until I was faced with choosing an Ethernet card. I have been using Linux for a couple years now, but have never been a networking guru. My motherboard is a BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD motherboard. So my question is what Ethernet card should I get that is supported with Linux?
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That motherboard has an onboard ethernet card with the Realtek 8111E chipset, which is apparently supported by Linux with the r8169 kernel module. It should work out of the box with any fairly recent Linux distribution.
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i only use Intel NIC, which provides reliable, high performance without creating any CPU load on my machines.
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If you will buy one, choose Intel, for shure. Mesiol is right.


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Old 03-03-2011, 11:57 AM   #5
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The following page states that your motherboard has a built in gigabit Ethernet interface.

I would just use that unless it proves to be a problem.
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I buy the very cheapest one I can find. They tend to work in linux.


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