Does RealTek NIC card work well in pfsense?
amic0628 last edited by
I am new to pfsense and currently ongoing setup..
I had finished the installation of pfsense in my P4 using 3 NIC card (D-link)
PFsense detects them as rl0,rl1 and rl2
I had not finished my configuration yet, I still do get internet connections. But i can access or already accessed the webGUI
As an observation, i noticed that my pfsense often display an error of rl1 watchdog time.
What does this mean?
Is this the reason why i could not connect to internet? Or Does it has something to do with the NIC that i am using?
cmb last edited by
They generally work ok for the basics, but they're also some of the crappiest hardware ever built. watchdog timeouts can be any number of issues, possibly fixed by a BIOS update or changing BIOS settings such as PNP OS to no. Or get some decent NICs, Intel preferred.
spaceman77 last edited by
I (and quite a few other people) have had real problems with those Realtek NICs.
Nasty st-st-stuu-uu-uuttering action if you get my meaning.
AS someone else said "They give new meaning to the term 'low end' "
Everyone recommends the Intel 1000's and so do I.