@stephenw10 probably, I'm not super knowledgeable on how this stuff works in the back end. It does make sense that its a driver limitation, or maybe bug? Either way its nice that autoselect works as it should. Can't wait to get my other cards in and top out my provisioned speed. I can see when running a speed test it maxes out my 1Gbe nic in my desktop 😂
I have to disagree on one thing only..
"planned obsolesce" is a fact not a myth,
not everyone applies this policy of course but there are alot of example out there proving this
the more evident one is for example to limit the life of a light bulb
Apple's use of pentalobe screws in their newer devices is an attempt to prevent the consumer from repairing the device themselves
Smart chips in ink cartridges to prevent them from being used after a certain threshold constitutes "planned obsolescence"
when you design a board and you put capacitors in a place where the temperature is hot you know that the capacitor itself would last no more than 3 years. there are alot of triks to make everything with "planned obsolesce" in mind 😉
last example ... server grade vs consumer grade
There are ways to do this by sending logs to a remote syslog server and using third-party tools to scan the firewall log entries. However, be forewarned this will get very old to you very fast (getting alerts/emails for every unwanted firewall access attempt). A normal firewall will see dozens to maybe a few hundred connection attempts per day on the WAN side. Even if you limit the alerts to just a handful of ports, you will soon grow very tired of your email app "dinging" with new mail messages ... ☺ .
I say this in a nice way, "you must be new to firewall administration"... 😀. This is usually the first thing a newly minted firewall administrator thinks he wants until he has it, then he quickly turns it off.