Supported PCI or PCIe Network adapter cards?

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MagnusStockholm
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Supported PCI or PCIe Network adapter cards?

Post by MagnusStockholm » 2019/12/24 07:00:30

My computer have a NIC that is not supported by CentOS 8 - in order to not having to buy a new computer I am considering to buy a network card but the question is what card that actually is supported and hopefully will remain so for some time into the future?

I have both free PCI and PCIe slots to use.

Any suggestions of known to work cards are warmly appreciated!

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Re: Supported PCI or PCIe Network adapter cards?

Post by TrevorH » 2019/12/24 12:04:09

Answered your other post about supporting the existing card so this one is probably redundant.
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Re: Supported PCI or PCIe Network adapter cards?

Post by MagnusStockholm » 2019/12/25 16:12:43

Your answer to that question indeed solved my problem.

As a partial answer to my own question about supported adapters I can also mention that I found an old PCIe network adapter card from Realtek in a drawer (not much larger than a credit card) that I slotted in the machine and it actually worked (with close to its rated 1gb/s speed) supported by the r8169 driver but now I can unplug that card and rely on the native NICs on the MB thanks to the sky2 support for Marvell :D

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