My home server, which will be used for VPN, RDT, DVR, and FTP has access to a gigabit switch, to which various other gigabit workstations are connected.
Woudl anyone be able to quickly answer the following...
1. Which Gigabit network card is the best?
2. Is there anything to look out for, when choosing gigabit technology (cards, cables, switches)?
3. In what way are "server" gigabit cards better? e.g. 3COMs' 3C985B-SX [http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=features&pathtype=purchase&sku=3C985B-SX
4. How dows the above-mentioned card compare with "standart" ones... (e.g. NETGEAR GA311 [http://www.netgear.com/products/details/GA311.php