[rescue] Current collections...

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Thu Apr 8 12:56:49 CDT 2004

> > > I have had 100% success with 3com switches/hubs.
> Seen problems with 3com routers (blech!), switches (would just stop
> transmitting on some ports, power cycle helps) and hubs (one 10/100
> officeconnect doesn't talk to Sun SS5 onboard le0).

I have a 3Com GigE switch at home that has been trouble-free.

> To be honest, I have had more realtek 8139 cards than 3com and have had
> exactly zero problems with them. One person I know actually had a
> problem with 2 chronos-badged rtl8139's not autonegotiating with
> crossover clable (switchng one to another cheap rtl8139 cured it).

The problem with the Realtek cards is they suck up a lot of CPU cycles.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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