Intel 82583V : is it working?



  • Hi,
    I've found an interesting board with 4 Intel 82583V LAN. Is it working with pfsense?
    Best regards,



  • @pfsense_me:

    Hi,
    I've found an interesting board with 4 Intel 82583V LAN. Is it working with pfsense?
    Best regards,

    It would even better to tell us the board you found, we could better then try to help you out.
    Yes the Intel 82583v is supported under pfSense using the em(4) driver, nut if the board will
    be the problem think about we where not knowing his name, model and vendor!
    Intel 82583v LAN ports



  • Hi,
    This is the board:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4-ethernet-ports-motherboard-J1900-fanless-J1900-2-5-HDD-inboard-BYPASS-supported-High-performance-Router/32421366325.html
    The seller says it works with pfsense, but I would also have preferred some feedback from pfsense users ;-)
    The board uses a J1900 CPU, which I know won't be as good as the c1037 one until pfsense uses SNORT version 3.x that is multi-threaded. I want this board to be able to handle some future fiber connection which are in France ranking from 100Mb to 500Mb/sec (though 500M seems a bit pricey).

    The other board I was looking at was this one, with more power per core (and more electric consumption), but it is having an RTL LAN… (and I don't need the extra LAN connectors):
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Low-power-POS-mainboard-6-lan-port-computer-motherboard-ATX-pc-motherboard-c1037u-dual-core-1/32277045726.html

    What do you think about it?



  • I would then go with the first one, it has Intel LAN ports and you will be able to insert a
    mSATA drive. It is better than the other one in my eyes. Instead of this board I would for
    sure more tend to this one here, because of the 100% compatibility and it will be powered
    only over a small jack in the front of this board. Link
    This one is up to handle 1 GBit/s on WAN and Snort for well.

    The second one was discussed here in that thread here:
    Link
    Alternative
    This both might be interesting as a proof of compatibility to pfSense.

    France ranking from 100Mb to 500Mb/sec (though 500M seems a bit pricey).

    What you are paying in france for FTTH/FTTC (fiber Internet connection) for a month.



  • Thanks Blue Kobold. I'll go for the first board, I'll add a 32Gb mSata SSD (with SLC cells), and 4GB DDR3 1,5V.
    The one you prefer can't be shipped to France.

    For the FFTH prices, it can be up to 60€ / month. I discovered you can even get 800Mb or 1Gb.
    You can get prices here for reference: http://www.zoneadsl.com/comparatif/offres-internet-fibre-optique.html
    You have to look at the small monthly clost and not the big numbers as they are promotional attractive prices.



  • For the FFTH prices, it can be up to 60€ / month. I discovered you can even get 800Mb or 1Gb.
    You can get prices here for reference: http://www.zoneadsl.com/comparatif/offres-internet-fibre-optique.html
    You have to look at the small monthly clost and not the big numbers as they are promotional attractive prices.

    Thanks for the information!



  • Which DDR3 module volatge do you use in these small boards?
    I asked the seller that told me 1,5V, but after reading on the internet, it seems that 1,35V is generally preferable as the 1,35V module can also work at 1,5V and the manufacturer are selling the best quality ones as 1,35V.
    It seems 1333Mhz RAM is 1,5V.



  • Thanks Blue Kobold. I'll go for the first board, I'll add a 32Gb mSata SSD (with SLC cells), and 4GB DDR3 1,5V.

    Which board exactly please, you were sending two links and me three?

    Which DDR3 module volatge do you use in these small boards?

    In which exactly please? You where sending two links and me three?

    I asked the seller that told me 1,5V,

    I would tend more to go what he said!

    but after reading on the internet, it seems that 1,35V is generally preferable as the 1,35V module can also work at 1,5V

    I would more say a 1,5V can also run under 1,35V but mostly not vice versa!

    and the manufacturer are selling the best quality ones as 1,35V.

    If so then you could buy this ones also there, but if this RAM would then not be recognized, it will be
    your money that is away!

    It seems 1333Mhz RAM is 1,5V.

    And the other one, 1,35V I mean? You could also buy the board first and then the RAM
    from a Notebook shop also, but then mostly you know really what kind RAM is supported!

    If you are able to hug up DDR3-1600MHz RAM it would be better and speeding up more your
    pfSense box, if this is supported take it.



  • I've bought his one: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4-ethernet-ports-motherboard-J1900-fanless-J1900-2-5-HDD-inboard-BYPASS-supported-High-performance-Router/32421366325.html
    The board is said to support up to 1333Mhz RAM: 1* DDR3 SODIMM,supports 1333/1066 MHz , Max. 8GB
    I''ll buy a 4GB 1333Mhz 1,5V module. Probably a Kingston one (21€ on amazon)



  • @pfsense_me:

    I've bought his one: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4-ethernet-ports-motherboard-J1900-fanless-J1900-2-5-HDD-inboard-BYPASS-supported-High-performance-Router/32421366325.html
    The board is said to support up to 1333Mhz RAM: 1* DDR3 SODIMM,supports 1333/1066 MHz , Max. 8GB
    I''ll buy a 4GB 1333Mhz 1,5V module. Probably a Kingston one (21€ on amazon)

    This might be the best thing, I personally would be waiting the that the boards arrival and than buying the RAM
    I think there are often papers or a manual on a CD in the carton from the board, and so you might be verify that
    the RAM is matching the tech. specs. and you don´t must be twice.



  • Intel website says the CPU memory type is DDR3L 1333.
    You're right, it's best to check on the board manual! Maybe the low voltage will work, as per Intel website!

    When I'll get it up and running I'll post a new thread to give the capatibility results!



  • Hi
    I received the board a few days ago, and it looks great. Quality is top.
    In the box, no user manual, no spec, but a VGA adapter cable, sata cable (with lock) and sata power supply, and also a small metal adapter to allow a sata disk to be mounted directly onboard.
    I bought a 1,5V DDR3 1333Mhz RAM as recommended by the seller. In the BIOS, I can see the RAM is supplied around 1,35V so I could have bought a DDR3L module, but works fine with my 4GB Kingtson (tested with MemTest86).

    I tried installing pfsense on an old sata disk for testing while waiting for my msata SLC SSD. Everything works fine out of the box :-)

    I tried using a Wifi mini-pci module to turn it into an AP ; an Intel 4965AGN and a Ralink RT5390BC8, but can't get them to be recognized (event not listed in pciconf, module was already loaded into kernel). Don't know if the problem is card compatibility or BIOS configuration. Are these cards working?

    When I'll get my system installed I'll do a short review for future buyers :-)



  • This both cards are 100% sure working together with pfSense:

    • Compex WLE200NX a/b/g/n ~30 €
    • UBNT SR71-E a/b/g/n ~50 €


  • Thanks BlueKobold.
    Will the Compex card allow for AP creation with wifi output power management?
    I'm using an old WRT54GL for the only purpose of limiting wifi power to about 5mw.



  • Will the Compex card allow for AP creation with wifi output power management?
    I don´t know this exactly.

    I'm using an old WRT54GL for the only purpose of limiting wifi power to about 5mw.

    And where you doing it for that card? The regulation I mean? inside pfSense settings? Than it could
    be that you will have luck.



  • WRT54GL is a Linksys rooter which can run linux. If works with Tomato, OpenWrt, and DD-WRT firmware:
    http://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-WRT54GL/

    I've on the Wifi forum that power management is mostly never working, even if the option is available, so I'll stick with my Linksys AP.


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