Contributed by jose on from the call-to-ethernet-help dept.
There are a few things that would be handy to continue my work on gigabit. If you could donate any of the following, I'd appreciate it. A 4 or 8 port Gigabit fiber switch. (2 four port switches would be fine.) Someone kindly bought me one a little while ago, but I could really use more fiber ports. The D-Link DGS-3024 would be find, and can be found cheap on ebay. Netgear also made a pretty cheap 4 port switch. (Don't bid against eachother :) I'd like to get my hands on the following gigabit cards: Intel Pro/1000 MT Server Adapter (Product PWLA8490MT) Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop Adapter (Product PWLA8390MT) A newer intel Fiber Adapter (PWLA8492MF, PWLA8490MF, or PWLA8490XF) D-Link DGE302-T Any Syskonnect cards. And if any of you are feeling extremely generous, I could use an 8-port Gigabit copper switch. Getting this stuff helps me make sure that our gigabit support improves. Thanks, NathanI spoke to Nate about this earlier this weekend and asked about pricing (I wanted to buy him a NIC, too). He said that gigE copper cards start at about US$35, with switches starting at a couple of hundred dollars. Not a bad investment when you get down to it. Nate maintains a lot of the drivers for Ethernet cards. Before you buy anything, obviously bounce it off of Nate (nate@openbsd) to make sure it's the right thing and isn't already purchased.
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