Intel Pro 1000 PT Quad is not recognized in pfSense 2.1.3



  • Intel Pro 1000 PT Quad is not recognized in pfSense 2.1.3, but if I install the same card into a Windows machine it is recognized.  The hardware I am trying to install into is a SuperMicro 5017C-F 1U Server utilizing a X9SCL mother board. I believe this is a problem with pfSense. I am currently trying to see if FreeBSD will see the card.



  • I had trouble with pfSense recognizing a PT Dual, the same way, it worked in a different Windows machine.  Turned out to be that the PT Dual at least didn't work in newer PCI-e slots.  Windows couldn't see it on that newer machine either…

    May be totally unrelated to your issue...  :)



  • I had trouble with a PT card also, I caved an got an i350 based card.

    The reason for the issue is some PT cards have a pci-e bridge chip that doesn't work with newer motherboards.



  • Thanks, that is what I suspected.



  • @lpitman:

    Intel Pro 1000 PT Quad is not recognized in pfSense 2.1.3, but if I install the same card into a Windows machine it is recognized.  The hardware I am trying to install into is a SuperMicro 5017C-F 1U Server utilizing a X9SCL mother board. I believe this is a problem with pfSense. I am currently trying to see if FreeBSD will see the card.

    Try forcing the PCIe link down to Gen 1 in BIOS.  That should resolve the issue with the PT adapters.

    It should be under Advanced -> Chipset Configuration -> Northbridge Configuration -> Force PEG Gen1.


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