Intel i210AT, i347, Marvell 88E1543 pfsense support
i am not clear about the status of pfsense support on this NICs. Some says it is supported and others says it was pulled. whats the real status…..
thanks in advance
I have an Intel I210 Quadport NIC card running under 2.1.3. I had to increase MBUF memory to get it stable, but know it works fine.
Here are some release notes for 2.1.1 to this topic:
The i354 (using the 88E1543) works fine. I don't know about the i347. Last I heard the i210 didn't work due to issues with the newer driver. I'm not exactly certain what card viragomann is using because I'm not aware of any quad-port i210. Any card like that would be (4) single i210 chips with some kind of PCI-e switch behind them.
I'm not exactly certain what card viragomann is using because I'm not aware of any quad-port i210.
Oh, sorry. I was wrong informed myself.
I have an quad port NIC originally from DELL and it's an "Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter". As a found now, it has a 82576 chip supported by igb driver.
i have two i210-AT single port NIC's and one i350-T4 Quad port nic running with pfsense 2.1.3. All three work.
The i350-T4 needed a few adjustments to become fully stable e.g. leave most of the tuning settings at default in the advanced menu System/advanced/Networking.
Also, the i350 required to set two additional parameters to get the mbuf growth under control.
Add this as seen here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Tuning_and_Troubleshooting_Network_Cards