Advantech FWA 6500



  • so we had an fwa 6500 lying around in our store, not sure what was it acquired for initially but i decided to install pfsense on it
    everything went great. now as per their site http://www.advantech.pk/products/1-2JKD0B/FWA-6500/mod_e07435df-0ae9-46ed-b3f6-2e26a8e41a11.aspx, it is supposed to have 2 10gig modules.
    i tried from assign interffaces from console it would only show intel R pro 1000 network connection and when i tried from web i.e. advanced option in the concerned interface;s speed, it wouldnt show 10gig, only 1000 full duplex and half
    I enabled ixgbe by plalcign if_ixgbe_load="YES"  as well as if_ixgb_load="YES" in loader.conf.local as well as loader.conf but nothing would change
    can anyone please tell me if i'm missing anything?



  • Per their site, it looks like it can be populated with four modules that could be either 4x GB or 2x10GB SFF. The two 'management' NICs are built-in.
    Does the unit have a module with 2 SFF ports? If so, try re-seating. IIRC, ixgbe is in the kernel and doesn't need to be manually loaded.



  • @dotdash:

    Per their site, it looks like it can be populated with four modules that could be either 4x GB or 2x10GB SFF. The two 'management' NICs are built-in.
    Does the unit have a module with 2 SFF ports? If so, try re-seating. IIRC, ixgbe is in the kernel and doesn't need to be manually loaded.

    well after reading your post i realized that maybe it didnt even have the 10gbe ports since if they were it must have in pair of 2, not 4ports installed via 2 pcie cards :/