Best performing NIC?
That is reasonably priced - like under 50 USD.
I'm running pfSense on a Dell Optiplex GX150 - the embedded NIC is a VIA/Rhine chipset if I remember correctly.
For my second interface, I'm running a D-Link DFE530TX.
I don't have any hard evidence, but I think maybe my lag in WoW could be attributed to the those 2 NICs.
Therefore, I want to buy two identical NICs, disable the onboard NIC, and pull the D-Link and shelve it.
My gut says "Intel or 3Com" - but I thought I would solicit some opinions here before I spent the money.
Looks like a pair of these will be just the ticket then!
Yep, looks good!
Note that this is a low profile bracket. Not sure if that fit's in your machine. Besides that it's ok.
Yes, thanks Hoba - low profile is indeed specifically what I wanted.
Well this seems to be just the thing I needed.
I've logged probably about 6 hours of WoW thru pfSense with these NICs, and as far as I can tell the lag has gone away. Play experience feels MUCH improved! ;)