Slow Speed Intel NIC

  • I am using "Intel EXPI9404PTLBLK, PRO/1000PT 4PORT, 10/100/1000 GBE PCIE NIC" and have tried the 7 duplexing modes supported by the device, my network is now slow and the best speed I can get with any of these settings is 60 Mbps whereas I was getting around 100 Mbps with my old EdgeRouter.
    Is this a good card for pfsense?

  • Netgate Administrator

    That's really very slow!

    I would expect that card to work fine.

    What is it connected to?

    How are you testing?


  • Hi,
    i am using the same Intel PT1000 and have absoloutely no problems with it.
    Works on my Gen8 with ESXI VMWare 6.5 perfectly fine - copying speed in the LAN with 1000 Mbit/s and even in PFSense full speed.
    Did you choose "Default" in the interface-settings?

    PFSense running in a VM? Checked, if there were any driver-issues?
    I needed to install on my ESXI an old SSD Driver, due to extreme Speed-Lacks of the new driver (was like 40 Mbit Writing-Speed on the SSD), maybe you have a similar issue with drivers for the PT1000.

  • did you try some of the settings mentioned here?

  • Netgate Administrator

    No tuning is going to get you from 60Mbps to 1Gbps. There is something fundamentally wrong there like a bad cable or a bad port. CPU stuck at 100MHz or something….

    Check the Status > Interfaces page for errors.


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