The difference is just that here serveral drivers like the ones for via-rhine and other nics are left by purpose. I don't think that would affect speed when a few more are added. Also I think the r8169 driver is a bit worse than the implementation of a current kernel. Usally this card supports automatic detection of the used cable - that means you don't need a cross cable for direct connections - which is standard for all gbit nics. It even seems to get an ip via dns, but internet is not working. Booting into a newer Linux distro internet works fine. Ok, that's a special case, but you see that there have been some improvements in newer drivers...
No announcement yet.
Splashtop on USB stick