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Why 3Com NIC are better ?

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i heard and read alot about 3Com NIC .. is it really worthwhile ? and why  ?
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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

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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.
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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.
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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!
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True that, Intel even works well with Linux, kinda surprising considering the relationship they have with Micro$oft. But do they own a sports complex yet? j.k
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I have realy bax experiance with 3Com card's I have 3com cards in laptops and there was problem with Cisco Switches, there was problem with autonegiation - on ane side NIC detected line as halfduplex , and on other side cisco as full duplex = shitty problems.
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Well nothing is perfect!  I'm sure there are some instances in which 3COM would not be the best choice - like if you want "quality but cheap".
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Unfortunatelly quality<>expensive when i have been testing tokenring PCI cards few years ago, i noticed that PC didn't start up when the card weren't connected to the MAU (card for 150$!!) .
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