Well supported, reliable NICs for Redhat Linux/Fedora?

Kwan Lowe kwan at digitalhermit.com
Sat Nov 15 15:08:32 UTC 2003

> Can I get some people's recommendations on PCI/PNP network cards
> that run very stable under Linux 2.4. I hear the Intel 10/100 eepro based
> cards are good but are a little more costly. What about D-Link, Realtek,
> Linksys etc for $10-15 cards. I am only looking for 10/100 Mbit cards. Do
> not even begin to recommend 3com 905 based cards which is the cause of my
> headaches currently with Fedora :-).

I have a dozen or so machines running Linksys cards.  I've purchased most
of them for about $5-$10US, and some were free after promotions and
rebates. In the past 3 years, one has died.

I didn't have as much luck with Realtek 8139 based cards and have seen 4
die in the past two years. Don't remember the manufacturer however.

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