Problem for install pfsense on Dell PowerEdge R210.

  • Hi guys,

    I'm stay with a many problems for install pfsense in Dell Power Edge R210, when I trying install the usb interfaces kill the usb interfaces in server.

    When I install the USB interfaces stop works.

    I did trying install in other hardware, but when I return the HDD for the server, the interfaces needed are configuring , but the usb interfaces don't work.

    Somebody have a experience with this problem?

    Thanks everybody some help!

  • Netgate Administrator

    What USB interfaces are you referring to? What USB hardware?


  • Yes Steve, the USB interfaces in motherboard of the server!

    Thanks man!

  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, I think we have a language barrier here.  ;)
    You don't install the USB ports, they are already on the motherboard in the machine. You could install USB ethernet interfaces which is what I guessed you were referring to. They are not recommended however.

    I'm not sure what problem you have. What errors are you seeing?


  • Hello Steve,

    My case is when installing pfSense starts, the keypad lights go out and the same does not work.

    I tried to install on another machine and mp migrate the HDD but when I start the system rises but asks to configure the new interfaces that it detected, however all USB connections the server will not work, neither the front nor the rear of the server.

    It's as if the software was not detecting the USB interfaces of the server.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Ok. Why are you using the USB connections? Do you have a USB keyboard?
    Those Dell servers usually have at least 2 NICs on board you can use, probably Broadcom or Intel.


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