Intel pro/100 s dual port server adapter



  • Hey guys,

    Noob question.

    I bought intel pro/100s dual port server adapter and tried to install in a conventional desktop/pfsense setup. The card overhangs from the pci slot. Pfsense can see the two ports I can setup lan on one and wan on the other. It shows a lan ip address the wan pulls a dhcp address, but that's it no local dhcp no internet access. I can switch back to my regular setup using the single ethernet cards with no problem.

    I looked up server mother boards and most of them have the same conventional pci slots as my desktop/pfsense. The only ones that look different are the 64bit pci slots. I don't think the intel pro/100 s ethernet server card is 64bit. I am struggling a little with the difference in cards since server mother boards primarily look like mine.

    Please straighten a noob out it would be much appreciated.

    Ty in advance



  • I had this same question when I got my dual GB card a while ago.  I can speak for that card and say that it's a 64bit card, but it does work on 32bit pci slots.  It just overhangs on the end of the pci slot and works in 32bit mode.  On the particular board that I had, it would only work on 1 of the 2 pci slots as the overhang hit some motherboard component.    I did a search for your card and depending on what exact model you had, it's probably the same (most are 32 bit only, or 64/32).
      That's my bit of info..



  • @handanril:

    Hey guys,

    Noob question.

    I bought intel pro/100s dual port server adapter and tried to install in a conventional desktop/pfsense setup. The card overhangs from the pci slot. Pfsense can see the two ports I can setup lan on one and wan on the other. It shows a lan ip address the wan pulls a dhcp address, but that's it no local dhcp no internet access. I can switch back to my regular setup using the single ethernet cards with no problem.

    I looked up server mother boards and most of them have the same conventional pci slots as my desktop/pfsense. The only ones that look different are the 64bit pci slots. I don't think the intel pro/100 s ethernet server card is 64bit. I am struggling a little with the difference in cards since server mother boards primarily look like mine.

    Please straighten a noob out it would be much appreciated.

    Ty in advance

    If your single ethernet cards support MDIX (or are gigabit adapters), you might want to switch the cable to a cross type vice-versa.  AFAIK, the Intel 10/100 adapters don't have MDIX capabilities.  Made that mistake once when I was under the impression that the Cisco CPE would at least have MDIX.


  • Banned

    You could start by reading here and see if your card is supported on the conventional PCI bus interface….

    On the other hand, it would be very nice to know your hardware setup, incl. motherboard type, server NIC model nr asf...:)



  • Motherboard:

    Manufacturer: MSI
    Product MPN
    MPN MS-6702
    VIA K8T800
    Compatible Processors AMD Athlon 64
    Front Side Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Technical Features
    Integrated Input/Output Ports USB 2.0 x 8 • FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 2 • Serial Port x 1 • RJ45 Lan Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1 • Infrared Port Header x 1 • Floppy Port x 1
    Expansion Slots  What is "Expansion Slots"? AGP x8 x 1 • PCI x 5
    RAID Support IDE RAID 0 • IDE RAID 1 • IDE RAID 0+1 • SATA RAID 0 • SATA RAID 1 • SATA RAID 0+1
    Storage Controller Type(s) Serial ATA x 2, DMA/ATA-133 (Ultra) x 2
    South Bridge Chip VIA VT8237
    Processor
    Socket 754
    Max supported CPUs qty 1
    Memory
    DDR SDRAM
    Number of Memory Slots 3 x 184 Pin DIMMs
    Supported RAM speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz • 266 MHz
    2 GB
    Audio / Video
    SPDIF Out • 5.1 Channels • Line Out
    Integrated Audio Realtek ALC655 • AC97 Audio Codec
    Audio Input Microphone Jack • 1 x Line In
    AGP 8x
    Communication
    Networking Type Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
    Other Features

    Processor:
    AMD sempron 3000 1.8ghz

    Ram:
    1gb

    Hard drive:
    Western Digital 200gb Sata


  • Banned

    What is your server NIC model #???



  • intel pro/100 s dual port server adapter

    d33025


  • Banned

    Then both should be compatible according to Intel.



  • ty for all your help.

    Do I need to run a crossover cable to my switch and cable modem or should the card have mdix or auto negotiate the settings?


  • Banned

    Try with a normal patch and let it autonegotiate…..



  • again tyvm for all your help.

    I had time to play with it tonight and found out that it will only auto negotiate when both ports are being used. If I only used fxp0 then I needed to use a crossover cable, but if I used fxp0 and fxp1 then I can use a regular patch cable with no problems.


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