HP N40L as pfSense Server



  • Hi
    I received a NP N40L as a gift. I already have one so I decided to use it as a pfSense server firewall.

    I am wondering for the hardware requirements if it is suitable.
    I will have to buy an extra network card.

    I am also having a second DSL connection installed in a few weeks, so I will be using load balancing and that.
    I am wondering whether I should buy a single, dual or even quad network card for my MicroServer.

    Below is a list of network cards I found supported by the N40L but do they support pfSense.

    INTEL 9301CT Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
    Intel 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
    Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter
    HP NC112T PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter 503746-B21

    Is the standard network card supported by pfSense?
    Has anyone done this before with a N40L?

    Any advice or suggestions are welcome and will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks