USD $100 Adding driver for iNTEL Quad Gb VT NIC



  • Hi

    I really would like to see my iNTEL Quad Gigabit VT NICs work with pFsense.
    Apparently the driver for this board is not in the 'em' version used by the current pFsense.

    As far as I know, the board is made OEM by iNTEL for Dell

    The bounty is 100 US dollars

    According to iNTEL there is a FreeBSD 6.x driver available at
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=2851&DwnldID=13742&strOSs=52&OSFullName=FreeBSD*&lang=ENG

    I needs to be working on future versions of pFsense, so I'm not just looking for a handbuild kernel with this driver.

    I'm willing to do beta-testing.

    Hoping for a positive (and fast) answer  :)

    Best Regards,
    Rune Frewald



  • Can you please give IDs of the driver.

    I.E. on a machine where the driver from the link is loaded do a pciconf -lv.
    From the list find this device and post the section of it.



  • @eri--:

    Can you please give IDs of the driver.

    I.E. on a machine where the driver from the link is loaded do a pciconf -lv.
    From the list find this device and post the section of it.

    I don't have FreeBSD machine where i can test it. Does FreeBSD come in a 'live-CD flavour' where I can add the driver and do what you request?
    Or perhaps an easy install?

    No matter what, I probably need some guiding  :)



  • live cd based on freebsd: http://www.freesbie.org/



  • @mastrboy:

    live cd based on freebsd: http://www.freesbie.org/

    Great - Will it allow me to install the driver, and do what 'eri–' requests?



  • Yes, it should give you what he's asking for.



  • @ermal:

    Can you please give IDs of the driver.

    I.E. on a machine where the driver from the link is loaded do a pciconf -lv.
    From the list find this device and post the section of it.

    I will require quite some work for me to get this info - so I kind of need to know if you will do the job for the posted bounty, before getting a machine to do the testing.

    Let me know…

    Hope you understand.

    Br
    Frewald



  • I think you might be better waiting for newer versions of pfSense which will have an updated version of em driver since of the move to FreeBSD 6.3.
    So, no, with the request i just wanted to answer you when you could test pfSense, meaning that your nic will get recognized.

    Doing such a porting is to much work.

    Sorry.



  • @ermal:

    I think you might be better waiting for newer versions of pfSense which will have an updated version of em driver since of the move to FreeBSD 6.3.
    So, no, with the request i just wanted to answer you when you could test pfSense, meaning that your nic will get recognized.

    Doing such a porting is to much work.

    Sorry.

    No problem at all - I will try to go the commercial way instead :)

    Admin: Please move this bounty to non-active ground…


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