Repotec RP-3200EX



  • Hello, I'm setting up an installation on a brand new PC and I bought 4 identical PCI-E network adapters Repotec RP-3200EX (I think they are based on the Realtek RTL8168 chipset).  But when I start pfSense all of them are not listed under the "Valid interfaces are:" and I can't use them.

    What can I do about it?
    Should I buy other network adapters with other chipsets and which one is working in plug-and-play for sure?



  • check the freebsd 10.1 compatibility list and search for your NICs



  • Should be in this list:

    The re(4) driver supports RealTek RTL8139C+, RTL8169, RTL816xS, RTL811xS, RTL8168, RTL810xE and RTL8111 based Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet adapters including:

    Alloy Computer Products EtherGOLD 1439E 10/100 (8139C+)

    Compaq Evo N1015v Integrated Ethernet (8139C+)

    Corega CG-LAPCIGT Gigabit Ethernet (8169S)

    D-Link DGE-528(T) Gigabit Ethernet (8169S)

    Gigabyte 7N400 Pro2 Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (8110S)

    LevelOne GNC-0105T (8169S)

    LinkSys EG1032 (32-bit PCI)

    PLANEX COMMUNICATIONS Inc. GN-1200TC (8169S)

    USRobotics USR997902 Gigabit Ethernet (8169S)

    Xterasys XN-152 10/100/1000 NIC (8169)

    but it's not exactly specified.



  • @speedycars:

    Hello, I'm setting up an installation on a brand new PC and I bought 4 identical PCI-E network adapters Repotec RP-3200EX (I think they are based on the Realtek RTL8168 chipset).  But when I start pfSense all of them are not listed under the "Valid interfaces are:" and I can't use them.

    What can I do about it?
    Should I buy other network adapters with other chipsets and which one is working in plug-and-play for sure?

    That was a bad choice, you can get high quality Intel nics from ebay at very good prices, even quad ports.



  • It's not such a bad choice, it was a cheap choice.

    Just to report - the PCI version of the same network card (RP-3200R) is running flawlessly with pfSense 2.2.2. The problem seems to be related to the PCI-E in some way.