Buying new PCI NIC, need advice

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  1. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    My NIC is broken I think : http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/63736-NIC-card-issue-may-be

    So I'll just get a new NIC.

    So guys, will you please recommend me an Alright 100MBps PCI NIC ?
    I'm TP-Link lover, but I'm open to better NIC cards from D-link, or any other make :)

    Thanks IA
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    just type rtl gigabit pci-e in ebay
     
  3. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    is it realtek ?
    sorry, but I cant buy a realtek as it disappointed me recently...

    @MD-all :
    suggest TP-Link, D-Link, Killer, or any others.... 100 or 1000 MBps whichever you think is best
     
  4. darkodar

    darkodar MDL Addicted

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    Some TP-Link have Realtek chip..
     
  5. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    @darkodar : haha, was just looking at that TPlink chip pic while you commented :p

    so, TPlink is off.
    Will just get a D-Link from the local market, will that be ok ??
     
  6. goldfinger

    goldfinger MDL Junior Member

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    Get an Intel NIC. They perform well and are reliable too. Not to mention they are cheap if you buy used.
     
  7. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Agreed. Intel are top of the line. I especially like my PT and VT quad cards in my servers.
     
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  8. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    But Guys,I believe Intel NICs are not available in my local markets
    There are only D-link, zebronics, digisol, enter, iball, and other chinese makes.. :(

    So please suggest an okay NIC, I know Intel makes the best but I don't really need the best right now, I just need the 1 who gets the basic job done.
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    my realtek rtl8111c died in mobo.. i bought rtl8111D from china pci-e and works fine for over a yr. (for mac os x compatibility) and hasnt disappointed me.. as it sounds like you had a power surge and some component was damaged in it.

    however you could have specific issue with router and rtl chips.. but i doubt it as it sounds more like a defect in built in.

    did you try linux to test ping ?
     
  10. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    I tested on puppy Linux, but the ping was confusing !
    It showed <1 ms once(1st ping) and all the following pings were <10ms !!o_O:confused:
    & I feel kinda dizzy now...
     
  11. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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