[CentOS] Network cards not recognised

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 13:58:14 EDT 2010


On Sep 11, 2010, at 12:39 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

>  On 09/11/10 8:04 AM, Gabriel Tabares wrote:
>> Unluckily, I have no physical access to the machine, so removing cards 
>> is not an option.
> 
> 
> chances are pretty good at least two of the ethernets are on the 
> mainboard anyways, and not replacable as 'cards'
> 
> personally, I have a fairly strong distaste for Broadcom networking 
> stuff, and always try and get systems that use Intel Pro1000 or whatever 
> cards.. these aren't perfect either, but they've had an overall better 
> track record.

The problem with the Broadcoms is finding good reliable drivers for them. If you have good drivers they outperform the Intels, but the Intel drivers are pretty universal.

I always have Intel cards around as backups in case I can't find Broadcom drivers for my systems.

-Ross



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