[mythtv-users] Gig Network
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 04:59:58 UTC 2007
On 3/10/07, Rick <ve1gn at nb.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Martin Turner wrote:
> > Tom Lichti wrote:
> >> MacNean Tyrrell wrote:
> >>> <snip>
> >>> I have 5 or 6 D-Link DGE-530T cards, they are well supported in Linux,
> >>> and specifically KnoppMyth, using the sk98lin driver. They are $25 in
> >>> Canada. I also have 2 x 5 port D-Link Gig switches, and 1 x 8 port
> >>> Linksys Gig switch (I know, not optimal), I think the 5 ports are around
> >>> $50.
> >>> can i ask why not optimal?
> >>> (i'll prolly just need 1 5 port switch (internet or firewall been
> >>> thinking of making my raid server a firewall also), mythtv box, gaming
> >>> box, and a port for the wireless hub i have.
> >> Not optimal in that I have to cascade the 2 5 ports off the 8 port, so I
> >> lose ports that way. If I had been smart I would have bought a 16 port
> >> to begin with, or at least two 8 ports. But I started with one 5 port,
> >> then another, then the 8 port. I don't have GigE on everything, but I'd
> >> rather be ready with the switch so that I can upgrade in stages.
> >> Tom
> > How do you find the Linksys compared to the d-links?? Ive been looking
> > at getting one of their 16 port gigE switches..
> I ditched my dlink dgs1005d's because they didn't support jumbo frames.
> New versions may support them though. I replaced them with Netgear
> GS108 8 port switches which work very well. They even have a metal case
> instead of plastic :-).
the new d-link dgs-2205 and dgs-2208 both support jumbo frames and
currently have a MIR offer.
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