Intel PRO/1000 PT Desktop NIC, PCIe 1x supported in FreeBSD 6.2?

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Sun Jan 7 16:12:24 UTC 2007

the company I'm working is about to purchae some additional NICs for 
some replacement built-in NICs of nForce 405-based desktop PCs. I would 
like to purchase the above mentioned NICs from Intel, hoping the em() 
driver is capable of handling the NICs.
I found in the list of supported hardware that Intels PRO/1000 series is 
supported by the em() driver, but it is said that the nVidia 4XX chipset 
is also supported, but not the specific Realtek PHYS/chip used on some 
ASROCK boards (AM2NF6G-VSTA). So I would like to ask here first.

Othr suggestions for good stable and fast NICs are welcome. Thanks.


P.S. I do not have problems coming along with 6-STABLE after 6.2 gets 
released, so if you plan integrating support for the nVidia nForce 405 
and/or this mentioned specific Intel PRO/1000 NIC shortly after the 
launch of 6.2-RELEASE I will also welcome positive answeres about this.

Intel PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter, 1x 1000Base-T, PCIe x1, low profile 

O. Hartmann

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