USB nic for internet connection
Hey, im totally new to pfsense… i tried installing today but only my internal nic is supported, i have a USB one that im planning to use for the internet connection... sadly its the RTL8153 chip... and not supported... is there any way around this? or is there a USB nic that does work?
I did fiend some posts about this chip but not really a answer... at least not one i liked :P
. . is there any way around this?
Create VLAN for WAN and connect to a VLAN capable "smart" switch. Only one NIC required. Problem solved.
thanks for the tip. im going to look for a managed switch then… a small one with 4 ports or so shouldn't be to expansive anymore... anything i should look for or is just any managed switch good enough?
Any managed switch will be many orders of magnitude more reliable than USB junk.
Today i got a mannaged switch and set it up. everything is running nicely and with good speeds aswell :)
I've used both the Cisco SG200-08 (Model #: SLM2008T-NA), and Netgear GS108T (Model #: GS108T-200NAS).
Like the Cisco SG200-08 more.