FireGryphon wrote:Almost have all the parts of my new desktop delivered, but I just realized I need a wireless NIC. I don't see NICs or USB wireless adapters talked about much, but does anyone have a recommendation for one? Since there's so little written about any of these my default is an Intel-branded Wireless-AC 7260 card, since that's what's in all the latest and greatest laptops, but I want something that performs well and is reliable -- preferably more reliable than the Netgear USB wireless adapter I currently have that drops the signal whenever it feels like it.
So, any recommendations for a good NIC card?
bthylafh wrote:You can't go far wrong with an Intel NIC.
Captain Ned wrote:Since 3Com went out, Intel is my gold standard.
Savyg wrote:I haven't really cared much for my Desktop CT, but was never bothered enough to replace it.
Captain Ned wrote:And that's what I want from a desktop NIC, namely install it and forget about it.
Savyg wrote:Captain Ned wrote:And that's what I want from a desktop NIC, namely install it and forget about it.
What I want from a desktop NIC is for the one built into the motherboard to not die, but I guess that's too much to ask
Savyg wrote:What I want from a desktop NIC is for the one built into the motherboard to not die, but I guess that's too much to ask
just brew it! wrote:I haven't had that happen in quite a few years. If they're dying on a frequent basis I think you've got other issues.
just brew it! wrote:I think I'd be happy if Realtek would just stop releasing tweaked versions of their NICs that subtly break the default Linux Realtek NIC driver. I've got a couple of Ubuntu boxes where I need to run a script to recompile and reinstall the NIC driver (from Realtek's source tarball) whenever the Linux kernel gets updated. It gets old.
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