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Thread: PCI-E X 1 nic.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    PCI-E X 1 nic.

    Hi !

    I'm setting up a new server which doesn't have pci slots .

    The shop I go to has 3 options :

    Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Plus NIC
    (Needs 1 week to order)

    Intel Gigabit CT Desktop NIC
    (available now)

    Killer 2100
    (available now)

    That last one , looking at the site , doesn't seem to have any linux drivers for it , and on the ubuntu forums I can only find 1 thread.. It could be supported by now but I have no idea...

    So which would give me the least problems running in Oneiric? (my main concern)

    Any other comments on these cards are very welcome as well.

    Kind regards

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Re: PCI-E X 1 nic.

    If anyone can provide a few links to pci-e X1 adapters they know do work well that would be appreciated as well, though I am hoping for a reply from someone who has experience with the ones I know I can get.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011

    Re: PCI-E X 1 nic.

    I know that Intel Gigabit CT Desktop NIC works on Ubuntu, i'm running it on a Ubuntu server. In my case the file transfer to the server is slow through that nic, but it might be something else than the nic thats causing that.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    South Carolina, USA
    Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

    Re: PCI-E X 1 nic.

    Here is the Intel:

    As you can see here, it uses the quite reliable module e1000e:
    vendor: 8086 ("Intel Corporation"), device: 10f6 ("82574L Gigabit Network Connection")
    I believe it will work out of the box.

    The Broadcom uses the module tg3 and also should work perfectly. Here is a reference:
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: f0:4d:a2:86:fd:5d
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 duplex=full firmware=5761e-v3.73 ip=***.***.***.*** latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:43 memory:f2d10000-f2d1ffff memory:f2d00000-f2d0ffff
    I have only found questions about the Killer; no answers.

    I suggest you select the Intel and be happy. This laptop I'm answering on uses an Intel ethernet NIC and e1000e without drama.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Re: PCI-E X 1 nic.

    I got one of those intel ones.

    Thnx for the reply.

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