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3COM 3C996B GIGABIT SERVER NIC DRIVER



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Unfortunately, the annunciators and signal lights are also placed on the outside rim of the RJ sockets, leaving room for only two lights per socket, though they are double colored. With multiple pairs of connections and both ports active, this Intel NIC averaged a whopping Mbps. Figure 1. Click image to view larger version. As with the 3Com card, I tested these cards in both slots. They even fit in a very old Intel motherboard, 3Com 3C996B Gigabit Server NIC not the old Biostar. Both 3Com and Intel operated flawlessly.

It consists of two large ASICs, some high-quality metal capacitors, a socket for PXE boot, with much of the other tightly integrated surface mount components in a partial two-layer, double-sided trace board. It also has my favorite utility: The lights cover speed 10Mbps, Mbps and 1,Mbpswith separate activity and link lights. The drivers come on a floppy 3Com 3C996B Gigabit Server NIC, which also holds some documentation, most of which is also contained within a slim booklet. This card ran very cool, probably the coolest of all. SMC provides a lifetime warranty.

Figure 2. With one pair, the SMC card averaged Mbps Figure 2but with multiple pairs averaged Mbps, peaking at between 47 percent and 57 percent of processor time.

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This contrasts with the Intel entry, which averaged in the high 20s, and the 3Com, which peaked in the 30s. Linksys Instant Gigabit Network Adapter Linksys provided lots of equipment for testing, but because I had a bit capable server, I elected to mix a bit card the bit slot EG at one end point with a bit card, the EGT, at the other. Although, with one paired 3Com 3C996B Gigabit Server NIC, the throughput was low Mbpsthe CPU utilization was the lowest of any gigabit cards tested—a miserly 7 percent on the dual Athlon MP server. On the endpoint single Athlon, utilization was at 14 percent, never rising to more than 27 percent for 20 pairs. Also, a workstation will devote significant portions of its processing power to handling the transfer.

In both cases above, for Linksys and Intel cards, the default offload Tx checksums was enabled. Figure 3. To further investigate the seeming disparity regarding the Linksys pair, I tested multiple sets of pairs.

At three pair, I recorded Mbps; at five pair, Mbps; and at 10 and 20 pairs, Mbps. As the Linksys pair is stressed by high demand and simultaneous operations, the throughput actually increased 3Com 3C996B Gigabit Server NIC, bringing it within range of the top-performing Intel and 3Com entries Figure 3. The Linksys drivers ship on floppy disks, but included a great manual—a slim, detailed booklet. For those of us who dislike manuals, Linksys provides a handy, one-page quick start card for each common OS.

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The Linksys card appears to be a hybrid design somewhat similar to that of the SMC gigabit card: I used Category 6 cable for the testing. Although the card is compact, the first thing one notices is the large heat sink over the Broadcom ASIC. The board itself became quite warm to the touch. This means the product will ship as received by the manufacturer, sealed, with all advertised components, and with the manufacturer warranty.

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This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may or may not be the original manufacturer. Open Box: Newegg only guarantees your receipt of the Open Box product with the purchase of this item.

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Open Box items usually do not come with manufacturer or vendor warranty or technical support. However, warranty support may be available if an item was never registered by a previous owner. Please contact the manufacturer to check.

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