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[Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapterf

From: Sebastian Herbszt
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapterfor the pc target.
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:58:48 +0200

Anthony Liguori wrote:
The ne2k is an ancient card that performs pretty terribly under QEMU.  In many
modern OSes, there is no longer drivers available for the ne2k.

Switch the default network adapter to e1000.  This card is more widely
suppported and performs rather well under QEMU.  There may be very old OSes
that had a ne2k driver but not an e1000 driver but I think this is likely the

I think the average user is better served with an e1000 vs ne2k.

Can we then please get the e1000 Etherboot rom feature comparable to the other 
roms [1]?

[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2008-07/msg00686.html

- Sebastian

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