[mythtv-users] Gig Network

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Mar 12 18:34:29 UTC 2007

Martin Turner wrote:
> Tom Lichti wrote:
>> MacNean Tyrrell wrote:
>>>     <snip>
>>>     I have 5 or 6 D-Link DGE-530T cards, they are well supported in Linux,
>>>     and specifically KnoppMyth, using the sk98lin driver. They are $25 in
>>>     Canada. I also have 2 x 5 port D-Link Gig switches, and 1 x 8 port
>>>     Linksys Gig switch (I know, not optimal), I think the 5 ports are around
>>>     $50.
>>> can i ask why not optimal?
>>>  (i'll prolly just need 1 5 port switch (internet or firewall been 
>>> thinking of making my raid server a firewall also), mythtv box, gaming 
>>> box, and a port for the wireless hub i have.
>> Not optimal in that I have to cascade the 2 5 ports off the 8 port, so I 
>> lose ports that way. If I had been smart I would have bought a 16 port 
>> to begin with, or at least two 8 ports. But I started with one 5 port, 
>> then another, then the 8 port. I don't have GigE on everything, but I'd 
>> rather be ready with the switch so that I can upgrade in stages.
>> Tom
> How do you find the Linksys compared to the d-links?? Ive been looking 
> at getting one of their 16 port gigE switches..

I like it fine, they both work, the Linksys certainly feels physically 
better made, since it has a metal case as opposed to the plastic D-Link. 
If I can get another 8 port Linksys for a reasonable price, I'll sell 
the D-Link stuff.


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