Any known working USB 3 to Gigabit Etherner NIC?



  • Hey!

    I recently bought a USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet, this one, https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3-to-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC-Network-Adapter~USB31000S, and it constantly drops the WAN connection. I need a USB to gigabit adapter beacuse i am running ESXi on a Intel NUC which only has one NIC.

    What i want to do is to virtualize pfSense on my ESXi host and have it act as my router.

    So i was wondering if there is a list or if someone can recommend me a USB 3 to Gigabit adapter that is known to work with pfsense?



  • @peeqi:

    Hey!

    I recently bought a USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet, this one, https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/USB-3-to-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC-Network-Adapter~USB31000S, and it constantly drops the WAN connection. I need a USB to gigabit adapter beacuse i am running ESXi on a Intel NUC which only has one NIC.

    What i want to do is to virtualize pfSense on my ESXi host and have it act as my router.

    So i was wondering if there is a list or if someone can recommend me a USB 3 to Gigabit adapter that is known to work with pfsense?

    Sounds like what you're really looking for is a USB NIC that works with ESXi.

    Better bet is to buy a small "smart" managed switch and use VLANs.  You can configure the VLAN interfaces in either ESXi or pfSense (or a combination of both).  That scenario is well-supported, and you can have as many virtual interfaces as your heart desires, and as many physical interfaces as your chosen switch supports.


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