[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Why 3Com NIC are better ?

Posted on 2004-08-01
8
Medium Priority
?
232 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
hello
i heard and read alot about 3Com NIC .. is it really worthwhile ? and why  ?
3ezzz
0
Comment
Question by:3ezz
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
YohanShminge earned 800 total points
ID: 11689202
Greetings 3ezz,

It is true that 3COM makes excellent NICs, but NICs from Linksys, Netgear, and DLink work fine as well.  And in most cases, these brands are much cheaper than 3COM.  Also, 3COM is mostly used by corporations.  Unfortunately, this does not include any 3COM NICs, but here is a comparison of some common cards: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Roundups/NIC_card/11.html

-Yohan
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:Sheldonh
Sheldonh earned 400 total points
ID: 11691626
Well, from what I know about Network Cards is that 3COM is definitely considered the best. I believe it is because of the large amount of cache memory that is built into the card.

A lot of people don't really know or realise that cache memory on a network card makes a huge difference in its performance and in some cases can actually reduce network traffic.

The one thing that I look for in a NIC is definitely Cache memory. So, shop around for specs and I would suggest you make a decision based on what I've just said.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:intreeg
intreeg earned 600 total points
ID: 11697546
I agree with Sheldonh. In addition to his statement I would like to add, that 3Com is widely used and therefore support for 3Com is also widespread. For example, most models are supported by most versions of windows and linux alike. Not too mention, 3Com's support and driver downloads are execellent.
0
SMB Security Just Got a Layer Stronger

WatchGuard acquires Percipient Networks to extend protection to the DNS layer, further increasing the value of Total Security Suite.  Learn more about what this means for you and how you can improve your security with WatchGuard today!

 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:YohanShminge
YohanShminge earned 800 total points
ID: 11698598
Very true, and I don't think that Intel cards have been mentioned yet.  They are also ranked highly, and are very well supported.  I visited their site the other day to download a driver and the list of operating systems was enormous!
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:intreeg
intreeg earned 600 total points
ID: 11698642
True that, Intel even works well with Linux, kinda surprising considering the relationship they have with Micro$oft. But do they own a sports complex yet? j.k
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:winzig
winzig earned 200 total points
ID: 11698894
I have realy bax experiance with 3Com card's I have 3com cards in laptops and there was problem with Cisco Switches, there was problem with autonegiation - on ane side NIC detected line as halfduplex , and on other side cisco as full duplex = shitty problems.
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:YohanShminge
YohanShminge earned 800 total points
ID: 11699127
Well nothing is perfect!  I'm sure there are some instances in which 3COM would not be the best choice - like if you want "quality but cheap".
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:winzig
ID: 11701094
Unfortunatelly quality<>expensive when i have been testing tokenring PCI cards few years ago, i noticed that PC didn't start up when the card weren't connected to the MAU (card for 150$!!) .
0

Featured Post

Never miss a deadline with monday.com

The revolutionary project management tool is here!   Plan visually with a single glance and make sure your projects get done.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to fix a SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus firewall blocking automatic updates to apps like Windows, Adobe, Symantec, etc.
This article will show you step-by-step instructions to build your own NTP CentOS server.  The network diagram shows the best practice to setup the NTP server farm for redundancy.  This article also serves as your NTP server documentation.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

590 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question