PfSense Custom Box Build
rdborg last edited by
Hi to all
I just got myself some hardware to build a custom pfSense box.
I got the following hardware
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-E2100N -
Case - CiT MTX-007B - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Apart from that i have 4 gb of ddr3 ram and an hdd.
All put together and work fine.
I could not find a good priced mitx mobo with dual nics so i got the above mentioned and tried to use a usb3 gigabit nic adaptor.. I am being told its not a good option.
i have installed pfsense and all works well even the usb3 nic card but im not sure about it just dont want to risk it.
This mobo has a standard PCI slot not pcie or pcix... apart from the issue with teh case as it does not have possibility to expand.. I would consider leaving the case top open no problem for that but i could not find a good card.. maybe there are some smaller cards, some converters, risers that i can use to connect a pci card gigabit adopter.
I can do a custom top for the case to fit in the card no problem this is not the issue i just need some advise to what cards i can fit in these slots if any newer cards will be backwards compatible and so on.
Thanks in advance
pfBasic Banned last edited by
Unfortunately, this is just not good hardware. Can you return it? If so I highly recommend it. There's way better hardware out there in the same form factor for cheap. I don't know what you paid for that board but a J3355B will blow it out of the water and you can get them for $55 from newegg or amazon. https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=127793.0
If you can't or don't want to exchange for better hardware then you get an Intel PRO/1000 MT
You can probably find one on eBay for a few bucks, but I haven't looked.