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Old 19th January 2015
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I have a Intel gigabit nic in my workstation (replaced my broadcom on board nic because it was unstable at gigabit speeds under FreeBSD 10.1) it was under $25 dollars. Have cat6 cable connecting it to my routers gigabit port. Can't says I see a difference in using cat5 or cat6 but when I was troubleshooting the on board nic I got the cable to rule that out.

I do a lot of torrent downloading and I connecting to work via a VPN and I can see a real difference in performance with gigabit speed.

Doesn't everything for home now (at least in the 3 or 4 years) come with gigabit support?
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