New firewall with 10Gbit Asus XG-C100C, help needed.



  • My ISP started offering 10Gbit and of course, I want that =)

    I've been running pfsense for a while now and of course, I want to still use it. So I bought 2 Asus 10-Gigabit XG-C100C adapters and thought I'd start fresh with an empty HD.

    Problem is that the installation does not detect these cards. Only the internal Intel network.

    So my question is, can I, and if so, how, install the drivers myself? https://www.asus.com/Networking/XG-C100C/Helpdesk_Download/

    Or could these drivers be included in a daily build or something that I can try?

    Instructions from downloading the linux drivers:

    
    1\. Configure gcc build environment
    2\. Install appropriate kernel-devel-xxx package (uname -r).
    3\. Copy the archive with sources to a work folder and extract the sources
    4\. Run make command in order to build driver.
    5\. Rune make clean command in order to clean the build.
    
    

    pciconf -lv:

    
    none1@pci0:1:0:0:	class=0x020000 card=0x87411043 chip=0xd1071d6a rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
        class      = network
        subclass   = ethernet
    none2@pci0:32:0:0:	class=0x020000 card=0x87411043 chip=0xd1071d6a rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
        class      = network
        subclass   = ethernet
    
    

    Thanks!



  • So my question is, can I, and if so, how, install the drivers myself?

    Well, you can certainly try.  However, not too many people have has success trying to install Windows or Linux drivers under FreeBSD.

    A better solution would be to consult the FreeBSD supported hardware guide, and get a pair of 10G NICs that are supported by FreeBSD.



  • @KOM:

    A better solution would be to consult the FreeBSD supported hardware guide, and get a pair of 10G NICs that are supported by FreeBSD.

    Crap. Not really the answer I was hoping for =) Very hard to find 10Gbit NICs at a fair price it seems.



  • Chelsio, SolarFlare, Intel, Neterion, Myricom and qLogic (and 3rd-party cards that use the same chipsets) appear to be your only choices.

    https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.1R/hardware.html#ethernet



  • Having a hard time understanding just what cards the list in the URL relates to. Would something like this work out of the box you think?

    X540 chipset

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-X540-T2-10G-Dual-RJ45-Ports-PCI-Express-Ethernet-Converged-Network-Adapter-/122370953362


  • Galactic Empire



  • Thanks. Staying away from that one then =)

    Managed to get my Asus XG-C100C working in Fedora 27 Server out of the box, so I'll just use networkd for that for a bit while I wait for a better network card.

    Found a QLOGIC 57810 dual-port 10GB Base-T (RJ-45) but its going to take a while to get here.

    Thanks again for all your help / tips. Seems FreeBSD needs to get with the times! =)



  • I did it the other way around.
    Got 10Gb card on my Hyper-v then assigned it to virtual pfSense :)



  • Just to close this thread, got the "QLOGIC 57810 dual-port 10GB Base-T (RJ-45)" installed today and it works beautifully! So now I'm back to pfsense =)

    Thanks for the help once again.



  • So what's the monthly for 10G service?  who ISP?



  • Bahnhof is the ISP.

    298 SKR (~30 EUR) a month for 6 months. After that 498 (I think it was) SKR (~50 EUR) a month.



  • They must be laying a bunch of new fiber. Consumer gigabit, once the exclusive domain of Google, seems now everywhere.



  • Shut up.  ;D
    He's even getting 10Gbps fiber for a ridiculous price.

    In the office I don't get fiber at all. Best we can have is 25/5 VDSL which only links at 20 Mbps max.
    And when we switch to All-IP, which we have to in June 2018, we will get a whopping 16Mbps ADSL only.  :-[

    So I'm probably not located in "everywhere" on your map.  ;)



  • Well, I am in Sweden, so that might be a reason. There are more fiber here than blonde girls…


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