[mythtv-users] Gig Network
tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Mar 12 18:34:29 UTC 2007
Martin Turner wrote:
> Tom Lichti wrote:
>> MacNean Tyrrell wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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.
> 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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