Question about motherboards and NIC

  • Hi folks,

    Our hardware provider is offering the following motherboards:

    • Asus Z87 Grypho which has Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    • Mother Asus B85-PLUS Socket 1150 which has Realtek® 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

    But I've googled a bit and found that some people had troubles with those NIC's. What is your experiences with such a hardware?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Realtek 8111G should work just fine with pfSense. Can't vouch for its performance but it works.
    As for Gryphon Z87, although I have been an adept of the ASUS brand for a long time, I think that super-duper military grade motherboard is a major(-general) joke!  ;D Stay away.
    Actually I wouldn't fancy either mobo to build a router around.

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