Dual Gigabit Adapter



  • Hello,

    I would like to connect my LAN PCs/switch directly on my pfSense Box.  Basically i have a gigabit switch in my living room and my fileserver in my office and i would like to connect those two on an Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter. (http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/pro1000pt_dualport_server_adapter.htm) on my motherboard's PCI-e x16 slot.

    Is this NIC supported?  And if yes would this setup work OK?



  • Intel NICs are usually a good choice. The chips should be supported under the em driver. I have had very good luck with onboard and PCI versions. The PCIe NICs are pretty new, so I haven't tested one yet. It SHOULD be all good. As for the config, I would think you could simply make one port the LAN and bridge the second port to it. I always just put a switch behind the LAN port, so I haven't tried what you are doing myself. Is there an issue with the way the cable is run to prevent you from running everything into the Gig switch?



  • thanks for the reply dotdash.  yes i cannot connect everything to my current gigabit switch located on the living room.  cabling problems basically.  so i will still need another gigabit switch in the office to connect fileserver and any other host(s).


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