When I reboot from pfSense, it wont load Intel NIC? Hard reboot = it will



  • Hey!

    When I reboot from inside Pfsense it wont load my Intel Pro (Quadport) card and pfSense cant identify any network card.

    When I "hard reboot" the machine from scratch and can see UEFI/BIOS post screen it loads the NIC and pfSense recognizes it.

    Has this something to do with pfSense or with a UEFI setting?

    Thank you in advance.



  • @ulflun:

    Has this something to do with pfSense or with a UEFI setting?

    A quad port card probably involves a PCI bridge on the card. I SUSPECT (I have no experience with UEFI motherboards) UEFI is not correctly re-initialising the bridge and consequently NICs downstream of the bridge are not visible.



  • @wallabybob:

    @ulflun:

    Has this something to do with pfSense or with a UEFI setting?

    A quad port card probably involves a PCI bridge on the card. I SUSPECT (I have no experience with UEFI motherboards) UEFI is not correctly re-initialising the bridge and consequently NICs downstream of the bridge are not visible.

    You are probably right. I found this option in the motherboards (ASUS P8H77-I) manual:

    EUEFI/Legacy Boot [Enabled both UEFI and Legacy]
    Enables or disables boot from the UEFI or Legacy devices. Configuration options: [Enable both UEFI and legacy], [Disable UEFI], [Disable Legacy]

    I will disable the UEFI boot next time I'm at place.


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