New setup with Intel 4 port NIC issue's



  • My setup is as follow.

    MOBO - Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3
    Processor - Intel i5-4440
    RAM - 8GB
    SSD - 120 GB Samsung EVO 850

    I purchased a Intel 4 port NIC from eBay.  Received it and installed it and when system boots just get a blinking cursor.  Take it out and system boots.  Installed a 1 port TP-Link NIC and system boots just fine.  Could the NIC be bad?  Or my system can't handle a Intel Pro NIC.

    Here is a link to the card I purchased.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/361906136523?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Thanks for the help in advanced



  • Cheap Intel multiport NICs are notorious for being counterfeit or otherwise dodgy. If you're lucky you can return it, otherwise toss it and try again.



  • thank you,  Just contacted the seller.  Lets see if he takes it back.  Any clues on what to look for when purchasing an Intel card?



  • @damato300:

    thank you,  Just contacted the seller.  Lets see if he takes it back.  Any clues on what to look for when purchasing an Intel card?

    Search for "Intel Quad Port" on Ebay, and choose for the cards with the bigger alu heatsink, like the attached picture.
    I use these all the time and they work great with pfSense.
    All the Intel Dual or Quad port adapters that where cheap and have black colored heatsinks, gave me problems.

    Grtz
    DeLorean

    ![Intel Quad.JPG](/public/imported_attachments/1/Intel Quad.JPG)
    ![Intel Quad.JPG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Intel Quad.JPG_thumb)



  • Hi,

    Have you used these 4 port intel nics for Suricata inline?

    I'm looking for a suitable card for a 2.4 build.

    Cheers

    Jon



  • @damato300:

    Here is a link to the card I purchased.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/361906136523?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Thanks for the help in advanced

    (From a long-time Dell user)
    The listing says: Genuine Dell and if that's true and it's most probably not gonna work on retail motherboard. Dells are notorious with their compatibility issues with other H/W. Thought I'll just mention…...

    -San