[CentOS] Network cards not recognised

Sat Sep 11 17:58:14 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

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.