Well.... I only have 12Mbps coming in to the house, which doubled or even quadrupled comes in under the max speed USB 2.0 bus speed. As an enterprise router, I'd have to agree, but as a home router, I think it shouldn't cause any limiting.AndrewS wrote:As a practical router, I don't think the Pi would make a very good platform. You'd have both ethernet ports working through the USB bus, which (I suspect) would severely limit the throughput.
That was my hope! Thanks!From what I understand USB LAN adaptors don't have the 'firmware blob' problems/requirements that USB WLAN adaptors do, so any USB LAN adaptor with Linux drivers should work fine on the Pi.
My USB NIC comes today... hopefully I won't have issues with the Arch kernel.jbeale wrote:There have been reports of the USB subsystem randomly dropping packets, http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=6&t=5249
and if that is happening, it would definitely not help your throughput.
Only the public-facing NIC fails; my ISP only provides dynamic addresses, so I'm pretty sure things would go south as soon as my DHCP lease is up for renewal...AndrewS wrote:Setting up a static IP address might make reconnects faster? Or is it both NICs that "fall over"?
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