NC332i working?



  • I find no reference for NC332i and pfsense. Is it supported?
    Found more info "NC332i Broadcom BCM5720"

    Brgs,



  • I've been out of the loop for a while… But was this a dumb question to ask? If a specific network-chip is supported and working?  :-\



  • I think it was brought in freebsd version 9.0. The driver would need to be backported. Next major pfsense version will be on FreeBSD 10


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    The BCM5720 is supported by the bge(4) driver in FreeBSD 8.3. So the question is has HP used their own PCI IDs that may not be recognised.
    The bge(4) driver has no HP vendor IDs listed so if they have it won't work. It's not listed in 10 either though. The BCM5720 is not new, is that definitely the chipset used?

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    The BCM5720 is supported by the bge(4) driver in FreeBSD 8.3. So the question is has HP used their own PCI IDs that may not be recognised.
    The bge(4) driver has no HP vendor IDs listed so if they have it won't work. It's not listed in 10 either though. The BCM5720 is not new, is that definitely the chipset used?

    Steve

    It may seem to be supported but I haven't seen anyone report its working properly pre 9.1 bunch of problems.



  • @stephenw10:

    The BCM5720 is supported by the bge(4) driver in FreeBSD 8.3. So the question is has HP used their own PCI IDs that may not be recognised.
    The bge(4) driver has no HP vendor IDs listed so if they have it won't work. It's not listed in 10 either though. The BCM5720 is not new, is that definitely the chipset used?

    Steve

    Hi!
    Nice to get som feedback. Thanks!

    Late reply for me here though.
    The machine I probe as a pfsense contender is this one:
    726042-425 HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2
    Which has the NIC mentioned above.

    hp info:
    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/proliant-servers/product-detail.html?oid=5379527#!tab=features

    Needs a slick machines with a little more power. Got 10-20, rather active, simultaneous OpenVPN connections to sustain performance on.


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