Jetway NF592-Q170



  • Hi Ladies and Gentlemen

    I am looking into building a 1u sever to put in our rack for pfSense. Its for a small office with about 10 users and 20 devices so it doesn't need much power. however we need quiet a few NIC ports. at least 4 to begin with. A 4 port Intel Network adaptor is very expensive here in South Africa. So I an looking at getting the Jetway NF592-Q170 it has 1 x Intel I219-LM PHY Gigabit LAN (iAMT 11.0) and 7 x Intel I211-AT PCI-E Gigabit LAN.

    In the Supported OS section, it doesn't say anything about FreeBSD

    OS Support List

    Windows
    Windows 7 32bit/64bit (USB3.0 driver pre-load required)
    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit
    Windows 10 32bit/64bit
    Windows Embedded 7 SP1 32bit/64bit (USB3.0 driver pre-load required)
    POSready 7 32bit/64bit (USB3.0 driver pre-load required)

    Linux
    CentOS 7.0
    Debian 8.2
    Fedora 22
    openSUSE 13.2
    Ubuntu 15.04
    RedHat 7.0
    Would this mother board work with pfSense?

    Thanks for your input guys and gals, appreciate it.



  • Cool board, but only peoples that are owning that board are able to say something
    about the pfSense comp ability.



  • I currently have a NF594-q170 deployed in a hotel and it's working great.



  • I'm running ESXi w/ pfSense on the NF592-Q170… generally works well. However, with ESXi my USB key drops off from time-to-time, not sure if it is the board of my Lexar S45 key.

    UPDATE: I replaced my Lexar S45 Key with a Sandisk Ultra Cruzer Fit 3.0 16GB drive and the system has been stable for 2 days now. I think the USB problem was due to the key.



  • @winger46146:

    I currently have a NF594-q170 deployed in a hotel and it's working great.

    Is this a native Installation or a VM Installation?



  • @LastLife:

    So I an looking at getting the Jetway NF592-Q170 it has 1 x Intel I219-LM PHY Gigabit LAN (iAMT 11.0) and 7 x Intel I211-AT PCI-E Gigabit LAN.
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    Would this mother board work with pfSense?

    Yes, it will work. Intel Q170 generally will work on FreeBSD versions 10.1 (pfSense 2.2x), 10.2 (pfSense 2.3x) and 11(future pfSense 2.4x).

    Ps. I bring my own cards with when I come down from Europe, if there is anything you are looking for (smaller items, of course), I am doing some four journeys a year. Send PM