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Date:      Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:34:32 -0800
From:      Cy Schubert <>
Subject:   Quad-port Gigabit NIC
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Hi all,

I'm looking at upgrading my fiewwall/gateway from a Pentium III machine to 
an AMD64 machine (I can get a MB for a good price and I have a number of 
AMD64 chips, including a good X2 4200+ kicking around, I just need memory, 
a CPU cooler, and a quad port gigabit NIC).

The issue is that the old Pentium III, an Asus CUSL2-C, has five PCI slots 
in which I have five NICs. I'm looking to replace it with an Asus M2A-VM 
with a quad gigabit NIC. What have people had good results with? What do 
folks recommend?

Why? All of my machines are amd64 capable, except for the firewall/gateway 
and an old laptop, which is used as a testbed. Replacing the old CUSL2-C MB 
with a newer MB will allow me to have a homogeneous amd64 shop rather than 
the current heterogeneous amd64/i386 farm I have downstairs.

Oh yes, it needs to be economical too.

Any and all pointers would be appreciated.

Cy Schubert <>
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