1 dual port NIC or 2 x NICs for LAN and WAN port?



  • Hello,
    I'm virtualising pfSense after the last update broke my ALIX-APU-1C4-AMD-G-Series-T40E box.

    As my server hosting the hypervisor will need a LAN and WAN port, I thought maybe I could buy 1 dual port NIC?
    However not sure if pfSense is clever enough to allocate the 2 ports to LAN and WAN?



  • @eiger3970 Buy any NIC you want, so long as it's supported by FreeBSD. Stick with Intel if you can.

    However not sure if pfSense is clever enough to allocate the 2 ports to LAN and WAN?

    pfSense doesn't allocate anything. You define WAN and LAN yourself during setup by telling pfS which NIC is WAN and which is LAN.