10/100 mbps network card recommendation?


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paul_0090

I think I need a pci network card to replace the onboard realtek gigabit
as the motherboard connector probably got damaged. Wondering what would
be a decent card that will work with linux; don't remember what the chip was
that was most useful/compatible. Had gotten rid of the the pci cards
when cleaning house....

I don't need gigabit but if the price was low enough, may consider.

Once-in-a-while I have to reseat the cat5e "solidly" & the problem
just happens after a bootup; same problem when dual boot into winxp.
 
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Dave

paul_0090 said:
I think I need a pci network card to replace the onboard realtek gigabit
as the motherboard connector probably got damaged. Wondering what would
be a decent card that will work with linux; don't remember what the chip was
that was most useful/compatible. Had gotten rid of the the pci cards
when cleaning house....

I don't need gigabit but if the price was low enough, may consider.

Once-in-a-while I have to reseat the cat5e "solidly" & the problem
just happens after a bootup; same problem when dual boot into winxp.

Have you tried a different cable?

The D-link is reported to work in linux. The following is not my auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-Link-DFE-530TX-PCI-Fast-Ethernet-Adapter-New_W0QQitemZ
200210781027QQcmdZViewItem

But for four bucks?

And considering the following page shows linux and Vista 64-bit drivers
(kind of unusual), I'd say it's a safe bet, if you really need a replacement
NIC. -Dave

http://www.dlink.com/products/support.asp?pid=122&sec=0#drivers
 
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Matt

Dave said:
Have you tried a different cable?

The D-link is reported to work in linux. The following is not my auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-Link-DFE-530TX-PCI-Fast-Ethernet-Adapter-New_W0QQitemZ
200210781027QQcmdZViewItem

But for four bucks?


That's a sucker deal. The shipping is over $20.

And considering the following page shows linux and Vista 64-bit drivers
(kind of unusual), I'd say it's a safe bet, if you really need a replacement
NIC. -Dave

http://www.dlink.com/products/support.asp?pid=122&sec=0#drivers


He should just search on ebay and choose the most common make and model
that he sees there. Linux ethernet drivers settled down years ago. He
should easily be able to find a new-old-stock new-in-box card for under
$10 including shipping.

D-link DFE-530-TX+ and Belkin F5D5000 are both good cards and common as
dirt.
 
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paul_0090

Tried 2 different cacles; the 3rd worked & its connector 'looks' bigger.
The damage could've been when moving the router or pulling out the
computer as the cable was a 6 footer without much slack (my mistake).
That's a sucker deal. The shipping is over $20.




He should just search on ebay and choose the most common make and model
that he sees there. Linux ethernet drivers settled down years ago. He
should easily be able to find a new-old-stock new-in-box card for under
$10 including shipping.

D-link DFE-530-TX+ and Belkin F5D5000 are both good cards and common as
dirt.

Thanks, will check locally since Frys is close by; the linux docs are
quite out of date.
 
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Conor

I think I need a pci network card to replace the onboard realtek gigabit
as the motherboard connector probably got damaged. Wondering what would
be a decent card that will work with linux; don't remember what the chip was
that was most useful/compatible. Had gotten rid of the the pci cards
when cleaning house....
Realtek 8139 chipset ones work with pretty much every OS out of the
box.
 
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Matt

the linux docs are
quite out of date.


Because it hasn't been an issue in quite a few years. BTW you might as
well get a gigabit card. Just look for the most common and cheapest
make and model, then google for something like:

<make> <model> gigabit linux trouble
 
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Paul

paul_0090 said:
Thanks, hope the box tells what chipset is being used.

You can use the pictures on Newegg, to determine what chip is
used. 8139 cards tend to be about $10 each, and are usually
the cheapest cards (at their regular pricing).

Paul
 
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paul_0090

That's the chip used in the two cards I mentioned.

Will go to frys this weekend & check the dlink that is also a gigabit
where the website say around $23. Much higher, may be better to
replace the 8 month old motherboard for the pricing of the nic; mb are
getting to be "throw-aways" now considering the price of the parts.
 
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paul_0090

You can use the pictures on Newegg, to determine what chip is
used. 8139 cards tend to be about $10 each, and are usually
the cheapest cards (at their regular pricing).

Paul

Didn't think of that; but then just had cataract surgery on the left
eye. Will check newegg; did see a trendnet 10/100 mbps for less than
$8 at frys but prices may be higher/lower at the store itself.
 
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Matt

paul_0090 said:
Will go to frys this weekend & check the dlink that is also a gigabit
where the website say around $23. Much higher, may be better to
replace the 8 month old motherboard for the pricing of the nic; mb are
getting to be "throw-aways" now considering the price of the parts.


get a new one that works with linux on ebay for $13
 
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paul_0090

a new gigabit card, I mean

I am convinced. Frys website has the Trendnet pcitxr for $9.99; a review
say that it has the realtek 8189(?) chipset; will see what the store price
is when I get there after lunch.
 
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paul_0090

I found an Airlink 10/100/1000 PCI card on sale at Fry's (store not
online) for $4.99. It uses the Realtek 8169 chipset. It has worked
flawlessly for the last year in both a Win XP system as well as a Vista PC.

Bob

The Frys that I went to had the Airlink 10/100/1000 for $19.99, rats; but
wound up getting the Trendnet 10/100/1000 for $9.99 using the Realtek 8169SC
chipset. Haven't install it as waiting for the mb connection not to connect
then install the card (clumsey me have a tendency to cut myself on the
fins of the Zalman heatsink).

At least I now aware of what the Realtek chipset look like & it appears
"everyone" is using it as the same symbol appear on the dlink, netgear,
airlink, trendnet, generic; didn't see the symbol on linksys tho.
 

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