Sorry, lynksys nics stink......They have a few nice budget kvm's and even switches but there NICs use more cpu resources and have higher latency. Your not going to find many lynksys nics deployed across large business networks. There is a reason for this. They also tend to crap out at the slightest of increase to the FSB ( this is actually an area in which Intel nics do well). Here is a small quote from a recent THG review:
unlike most vendors, 3Com is building and designing its own ASIC, which does give them an advantage.
Another reader suggest Intel pro managment series, this is another top notch contender. Not to mention either one of these two has native support from win 95 on up.
As for cost well maybe I am spoiled, I have been getting mine free for some time now. You can also pick these up dirt cheap many places such as ebay.
It's not what they tell you, its what they don't tell you!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Ncogneto on 01/03/02 11:18 PM.</EM></FONT></P>