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#233312 10-Apr-2018 08:30
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Hi team,

 

After months of troubleshooting what I thought was my home server completely locking up, I think I've narrowed it down to absolutely horrible Linux drivers for the Realtek ethernet port on my motherboard. Before I throw the whole system out in a fit of rage, I thought I'd try a new NIC.

 

I only have a 1x slot available. Preferably after anything that isn't Realtek and has decent Linux support.

 

I'm located in Auckland central.

 

Cheers!





 


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  #1992534 10-Apr-2018 09:25
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I got the TP link one from PB tech for $18. I cant remember what chipset it had. But it works fine with debian based linux distros.




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  #1992767 10-Apr-2018 14:35
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Thanks! I had a look at the $16 PBTech one - it’s the same chipset as the one on my board. It could work but I’d rather stay away




 


 
 
 
 


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  #1992799 10-Apr-2018 15:41
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Unfortunately not an immediate solution but would highly recommend Intel cards. Had a similar experience with Realtek under Linux.

Can normally get intel cards off eBay pretty cheap if you’re willing to wait.

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  #1992854 10-Apr-2018 16:51
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edit: sorry the ones I have are PCI-E

 

 

 

 




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  #1992893 10-Apr-2018 18:03
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PANiCnz: Unfortunately not an immediate solution but would highly recommend Intel cards. Had a similar experience with Realtek under Linux.

Can normally get intel cards off eBay pretty cheap if you’re willing to wait.

 

That was the solution I was looking at, but it's the waiting part that kills me!

 

 

 

dt:

 

edit: sorry the ones I have are PCI-E

 

 

Sorry - my mistake, I'm after a PCIe 1x slot card :P . The board is modern (Asus Prime B350M-A - Ryzen build).





 


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  #1992899 10-Apr-2018 18:16
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oh, well in that case I have 2x intel server nics if you're interested?

 

 

 

1x intel i340-T2 - $70

 

1x Intel Pro/1000 PT Quad port - $90

 

I've used the quad port on an installation of freeBSD utilizing the EM(4) drivers and it worked flawlessly and I could fully saturate gig on it no problem and before I shut the box down it had over 365 days uptime without single network problem 

 

I work in new market or can ship if you want


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  #1992925 10-Apr-2018 19:00
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oh god this brings back memories of the same on slackware *shudder*


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