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    Master Untangler dmor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    In my experience bad NICs don't cause CPU or RAM overload, they cause a bored server to simply perform badly.
    Yeah. You're right. But have you consistently seen any Untangle problems with cheap NICs like Realtek? I don't know that I ever have, despite the fact that I think we would all agree Intel NICs are the golden standard.

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    It's less of a problem now than it once was, but Intel based platforms tend to have better driver support. But if you're using desktop grade chipsets there's little difference anymore.

    The reason you use Intel is because they have the industry's best support for the Linux operating system family. So if it works now, you can be assured it will work forever. That cannot be said of any other vendors.
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    I have good luck with broadcom nics as well.
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    Master Untangler dmor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hescominsoon View Post
    I have good luck with broadcom nics as well.
    Good to know. Most of the Windows servers we deploy have Broadcom NetExtreme NICs. They have been solid, other than some Hyper-V issues. But those have been resolved by updating to the latest driver. The version that came with the servers had some documented bugs that caused us some heartache.

    We have probably deployed one or two Untangles with Broadcom NICs, but usually ours are Intel.



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