[rescue] Looking for Ethernet switch recommendations

Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Wed Feb 12 06:52:46 CST 2020

>>>> Alternatively, does anyone know what's available in PCI cards with
>>>> at least four ports?  [...]
>>> [I]f you have PCIe there's stuff like Intel's i340-T4,
>> I don't suppose you'd happen to know its PCI vendor and device IDs?
> From 'lspci' I think the i340 is this:

> 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82580 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:150e] (rev 01)
> 	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4 [8086:12a2]

8086:150e appears to be supported, 8086:12a2 not.  I'm not sure whether
that means it'd work or not; I'm not familiar enough with how that
output syntax corresponds to the PCI configuration registers, but
looking at pcireg.h makes me suspect it would work.

> 00:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:107c] (rev 05)
> 	Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter [8086:1376]

Again, 8086:107c appears to be supported but 8086:1376 not.

So there's at least a good chance either one would work.  I'll ask
around and see if I can find anyone here selling either one; the
machine appears to have a PCIe slot, so it might be as simple as
dropping a card into the existing machine.

Many thanks for the pointers!

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