The RealTek 8139 PCI NIC redefines the meaning of 'low end.' This is probably the worst PCI ethernet controller ever made, with the possible exception of the FEAST chip made by SMC.

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@BluRaf but isn't it also one with the simplest interface?

@BluRaf I love that chip. It is probably the best supported network chip ever made. It’s pretty much impossible to find an OS that does not have a driver for it.

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