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Which network interface cards support hardware timestamps (hardstamps)

In the meantime, someone answered me at Network Engineering SE It seems like the Intel 82580 network controller supports this. It is e.g. contained in the Intel I340 server adapter family.
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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter

You're not going to find one. USB and PCIe are two very different technologies supported by the PCH (Platform Controller Hub) in the chipset of your PC/Server. The I/O portion of the PCH supplies ...
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Ethernet over power (UK)

I've used 3 different flavours of Ethernet over power. Apparently it's seriously dependant on your household power line quality, and other devices. Once I got it dialed in (and got slightly newer ...
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Which product will give a better Wi-Fi reception?

From a pure numbers standpoint, the Hiro's 5dBi antenna beats the Panda's 2dBi antenna, and both beat the Netgear's tiny on-board antenna, so it's likely the Hiro will give you the best reception of ...
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Ethernet over power (UK)

I have used Devolo dLAN 200AVs extensively in my UK home for about five years now, and they are great. I have about six of them, all single Ethernet port (multiport versions, which three Ethernet ...
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SFP GBIC copper Ethernet option for an HP Gigabit Server Adapter

OK, three part answers: I am unaware of SPF(+) to copper interfaces. That does not mean that they do not exits. If they do exist then compatability is not a guarantee, so a call to HP is probably a ...
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Motherboard + NIC advice for dev/research workstation

The option A (Formula) is more interesting (and less expensive) since we got: the 5Gbit LAN (~90 EUR for a NIC) the mosfet watercooling (~50-100 EUR for the waterblocks) both for about 100 EUR ...
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Please recommend me a 10Gig NIC card

I've been working with these a while. I picked up a pair of X540-T2 - they're 'server' cards, so run a little hot, though there's a version with a fan. The T suffix means native copper support so you ...
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Please recommend me a 10Gig NIC card

INTEL X710-DA2 https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/83964/intel-ethernet-converged-network-adapter-x710da2.html you will need the corresponding SFP to plug a rj45 cable in https://www....
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Downside of a 10Gb PCI vs 10Gb motherboard

The few downsides of a second faster network card are that its bigger and it can be more expensive, but it can be used to upgrade an old pc for cheaper than replacing the motherboard. If you already ...
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WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac AP on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, for Linux

Mini PCIe has fallen out of favor, being replaced by m.2. That said, there's a lot of adapters available. Personally, I'm strongly in favor of Intel's wireless cards, they tend to have good open ...
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What type of Network Switch+Router to buy for small (less than 15) computers and printers

I have successfully ran a small office network using a MikroTik Hex. It's a decent router, with good software, good management solutions and support for VPNs. We recently switched to a bigger one ...
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USB WIreless adapter for Kali Linux VirtualBox

Null Byte, via WonderHowTo, has a nice article on the best wireless adapters for Kali Linux. Here are the listed compatible chipsets: Atheros AR9271 Ralink RT3070 Ralink RT3572 Realtek ...
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Is there a WiFi "bridge" router (or device) that can make a permanent hotspot from a University wireless requires a username and password?

Basically all routers where you can install open source firmware (OpenWRT, Tomato, ...) will be able to do this. However, you'll need some familiarity with Linux to set this up (or you need to know ...
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A single modem/wireless router that can create/share three Wi-Fi networks, each of which are to separate connections?

With DD-WRT, anything is possible! Try a live demo here. Note that the demo is outdated and many features have been disabled on it. DD-WRT is a custom firmware available for a variety of routers that ...
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Are there any 802.11n+ 5GHz PCI wireless adapters with working drivers for windows 10?

Another possible option: the TL-WN951n also seems to meet these requirements. Unconfirmed on Windows 10 but there's a windows 8 driver for it that might be compatible.
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Are there any 802.11n+ 5GHz PCI wireless adapters with working drivers for windows 10?

I can see only one option: The Linksys WMP600N. It's capable of operating on the 5ghz band with N technology though it's not going to get the speed boost from that capability - although the interface ...
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USB to Ethernet adapter supporting multiple virtual LANs

Was looking at this also, found a USB NIC from Cypress, http://www.cypress.com/products/ez-usb-gx3-superspeed-usb-30-gigabit-ethernet-controller . In the datasheet it says Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN ...
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recommendation for 10g sfp+ NICs

I'd suggest also looking for new or second hand Chelsio cards (T420-CR/T520-CR for optic OM2 LC SFP+ format, or other formats available, see their website) - they are quite frequent and cheap (well, ...
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Which network interface cards support hardware timestamps (hardstamps)

From my experience these NIC's support HW timestamping (yes... all Intel): Intel X722 Intel I350 Intel I210 Intel I217-V Intel I217-LM Intel I218-V Intel I218-LM Intel I219-V Intel I219-LM Intel ...
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