channel bonding rtl8139 works??

W Bauske wsb at
Wed Sep 5 13:27:33 EDT 2001

Eric Kuhnke wrote:
> In my experience, the Realtek 8139 is the worst modern network controller
> on the planet.  It's the cheapest available, and commonly found on $65
> generic (ie: PC Chips) celeron motherboards.  Sometimes it completely
> refuses to autodetect speed and duplex of a connection.  You really do get
> what you pay for...

I've used 8139's without trouble on both Alphas and x86.
YMMV. Most likely a driver issue if it's not running correctly.
They do run a little slow, 8-9 MB/sec vs 10-11MB/sec on a Netgear


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