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Thanks for the pics dhrandy, +rep.

Has anyone else tried this out and seen substantial improvements?
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I want to do this badly but Im still not sure what NIC cards I need to get. Anything specific or just about any one of em?
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I want to do this badly but Im still not sure what NIC cards I need to get. Anything specific or just about any one of em?
For best performance, avoid Realtek based-NICs (but they will generally work). Most everything else is fine. When buying a NIC, just check what chip they use and if there are Linux drivers. To be absolutely sure, you have to check the distro's supported hardware list.
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For best performance, avoid Realtek based-NICs (but they will generally work). Most everything else is fine. When buying a NIC, just check what chip they use and if there are Linux drivers. To be absolutely sure, you have to check the distro's supported hardware list.
I've never had a problem with any brand of NIC in linux, at least for desktop cards.
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I want to do this badly but Im still not sure what NIC cards I need to get. Anything specific or just about any one of em?
Here is what I'm using. One is integrated.

Integrated Intel ICH2/Kinnereth+ 10/100 Network Card
PCI Linksys LNE100TX EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card

Here are some references.
Hardware Compatibility List - I think more will work than whats on there. Mines not even on there.
Hardware Compatibility List Forum
What hardware are you using, nic, MB, CPU, etc? - This is a good one to look at.
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I've never had a problem with any brand of NIC in linux, at least for desktop cards.
It is a performance issue and not a compatibility issue.

BViper provided me a link to this: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,12354.0.html

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* The RealTek 8139 PCI NIC redefines the meaning of 'low end.' This is
* probably the worst PCI ethernet controller ever made, with the possible
* exception of the FEAST chip made by SMC. The 8139 supports bus-master
* DMA, but it has a terrible interface that nullifies any performance
* gains that bus-master DMA usually offers.
*
* For transmission, the chip offers a series of four TX descriptor
* registers. Each transmit frame must be in a contiguous buffer, aligned
* on a longword (32-bit) boundary. This means we almost always have to
* do mbuf copies in order to transmit a frame, except in the unlikely
* case where a) the packet fits into a single mbuf, and b) the packet
* is 32-bit aligned within the mbuf's data area. The presence of only
* four descriptor registers means that we can never have more than four
* packets queued for transmission at any one time.
*
* Reception is not much better. The driver has to allocate a single large
* buffer area (up to 64K in size) into which the chip will DMA received
* frames. Because we don't know where within this region received packets
* will begin or end, we have no choice but to copy data from the buffer
* area into mbufs in order to pass the packets up to the higher protocol
* levels.
*
* It's impossible given this rotten design to really achieve decent
* performance at 100Mbps, unless you happen to have a 400Mhz PII or
* some equally overmuscled CPU to drive it.
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I want to do this badly but Im still not sure what NIC cards I need to get. Anything specific or just about any one of em?
WAN interface is fine at 10/100, you'd probably want a gigabit nic for your LAN though.
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is there anything i can install in ubuntu to change that computer into a router, and still be able to use it as a PC? my internet connection is slow anyways, so would this help at all?
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is there anything i can install in ubuntu to change that computer into a router, and still be able to use it as a PC? my internet connection is slow anyways, so would this help at all?
Any virtualization software should allow you to create a Virtual Router. Dman has another post on how to do that.

Are there any other PCs in your local network? Are you currently using a router? If no, then this shouldn't really help you.
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Any virtualization software should allow you to create a Virtual Router. Dman has another post on how to do that.

Are there any other PCs in your local network? Are you currently using a router? If no, then this shouldn't really help you.
i have about 10 PCs on my network at any given time. i am using a gigabit router. i'm trying to install the windows installer for that re-router thing, wil that do anything?
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