Network card supporting gpon sfp ?
I was wondering if i need a special network card to accept a gpon gbic, or a regular card should work ?
I was thinking of this card :
Not sure what you need for gpon, but that NIC is copper direct attach or Intel optics ONLY. (don't ask how I know)
I have FTTH at home, and eventually, I want to bypass the ONT provided by my ISP.
i'm not there yet, this might be for next year :)
but thanks for letting me know that this card wouldn't be compatible with a gpon gbic.
Most SFP/SFP+ cards will handle a gpon sfp transciever.
I'd recommend the mellanox series (Connectx-2/3)
As for configuration - NO idea.
I finally got my hands on an sfp+ gpon
I tried with an intel x520-da2 (with unsupported sfp=1) ? mellanox connectx-2
both card can show up in pfsense, but i cannot make my pppoe session.
Is there a way / specific log that i can check if the card doesn't support the sfp at all ? the console is silent when i insert the sfp in the card.
I tried my sfp in a juniper ex3300. all good, I can get a dhcp address from my ISP.
What I think is the SFP isn't an SFP+, and both of my card are SFP+.
The ex3300 seems to have hybrid port, supporting both SFP/SFP+.
Do you have any longer term advice regarding this GPON SFP setup? I figured you would know if it will work by now? :)
Do you have a link or source for the SFP itself?
I was thinking of using the SFP module directly into my Foundry/Brocade 1GB SFP port to make the termination, and the just pull the address on the WAN port of the PFSense (1U SuperMicro C2758) from within a single VLAN. I only have 1 PCIe slot and its got a nice 10GB SFP+ card init I'd like to keep if I can help it.
Did you have issue otherwise? I think our 1GB service use PPPoE, but I can configure that easily in PFSense if the SPF does the rest.