D-Link DGE-528T B1 and PFSense 2.1
I am installing PFSense 2.1, after finding out that my NIC was not supported in previous versions.
Guess what? - same happened in 2.1
I am using 3 NICs DGE-528T and non is detected.
There are some other posts regarding the same issue in 2.0.1 - I am not siure it is the same thing. Drivers where update in 2.1 - so its suppose to be safe to use this NIC.
Can someone have some hints…?
Not sure about the driver issue, but I can tell you that if you push that hard at all your PCI bus is going to instantly max out.
Do you have any PCIe slots empty?
At the moment, just for testing, I have most PCI empty.
Out of 6 PCI:
#2 is the 528
and #6 is a old 10\100
the old 10\100 one is working fine.
In any case, my intention is to put 3 NICs, and the other 3 will stay empty.
Ok - It will work just fine on PCI you just can't push 1GB on more than one NIC.
So, for example, since 1 PCI port get you a little bit more than 1GB throughput but also nearly totally maxes out your total system PCI bus, you would not be able to get anywhere near 1GB throughput from 1 NIC to another NIC (Lets say 2 LANs).
Other than that, PCI is solid.
I doubt seriously anyone can do anything about your driver issue though. Better to just grab some dirt cheap used intel NICs off ebay.
That looks like it should be a Realtek chip, is that right?
Careful with your bits and Bytes there! ;)