Multi-port NIC on a supermicro board running pfSense



  • Want to utilize several NICs for routing on my pfsense box. The card I would like to use is:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106050

    I don't have much experience with pfSense, much less adding a multiport NIC card and trying to get everything to work.

    Has anyone had any experience with this setup and have used it effectively?



  • If the chipset is supported (you may have to use pf 2.0) then you will see 4 interfaces corresponding to the 4 NICs. It's not really any more complicated than any other multi-NIC setup.

    Note that there have been some issues with the newer intel NICs, but workarounds exist.



  • Thanks for reply. Had some concerns about buying a $400 NIC card and it doesn't work.

    I'll wait till 2.0 before I put the money down.



  • It's not supported natively in 8.1R either so you either compile it and add the module for loading to the the loader.conf file or wait for pfSense 2.1 where it might be based on a FreeBsd build that natively supports it.

    If you don't mind manually compiling the module and loading it, here's a thread where someone's gotten the same NIC working working:
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=26592.0



  • @dreamslacker:

    It's not supported natively in 8.1R either so you either compile it and add the module for loading to the the loader.conf file or wait for pfSense 2.1 where it might be based on a FreeBsd build that natively supports it.

    If you don't mind manually compiling the module and loading it, here's a thread where someone's gotten the same NIC working working:
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=26592.0

    Thanks for post dreamslacker, I'll try 2.0 BETA if that doesn't work, I'll follow instructions from that post. Appreciate your help.


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