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gunsmoke

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New hardware switch & NIC for MD network setup -any comment?
« on: April 21, 2008, 11:07:51 pm »
Hello!

I have a Core/Hybrid working, and want to expand with connecting a coupe of MD's. See my Signature for spec on my Hybrid.

I see that on wiki ASUS GigaX1108N is requmented as the main switch in a LMCE setup see spec here http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=4&l2=20&l3=90&l4=0&model=1050&modelmenu=1

Also looking at Netgear GS608 (low-priced) see info here http://www.netgear.com/Products/Switches/DesktopSwitches/GS608.aspx it looks like GS608 has one protcol more;
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IEEE 802.1p (QoS)
Dont know if it means anything...

For the network cards I am looking on PCI-e versions(keep PCI slots for my tuners). Intel have the PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter, look here for info http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/pro1000pt_desktop_adapter.htm

DeZen DZ-LCE1000, PCI-Ex1, LAN Card 100/1000MBIT network card(less expencive)  see info here http://www.dezen.eu/produkter/infobox.asp?varenr=1240005&language=UK


For the intel NIC I see that there is a driver for Linux:
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This driver is intended for 2.4.18 through 2.6.x kernels.
see here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2247&OSFullName=Linux*&lang=eng&strOSs=39&submit=Go%21 if that is needed :-\


Any user comment or view points on this, will be appreciated :-*
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Re: New hardware switch & NIC for MD network setup -any comment?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 07:43:23 am »
Hi gunsmoke
I am using a intel pci-e ethernet card and it just works as fare as the switch goes ether switch will do the job

Hope this helps

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Re: New hardware switch & NIC for MD network setup -any comment?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 07:00:49 pm »
Thanks for your feedback hgait.

Think I am going for the Intel NIC and the ASUS switch ;D
HTPC HARDWARE: Gigabyte E7AUM-DS2H, Onboard video 9400, mATX, Socket LGA775. Intel Core2 Duo E8400. Samsung SpinPoint SATA2 HD 1000GB. Corsair 2x2GB DDR2. NEC DVD+/-RW ND4551A. Seasonic S12-330; +3.3v/20A. BIOS: v3.7