PCIe NIC for FreeBSD 5.5

Jonathan Horne freebsd at dfwlp.com
Mon Apr 23 11:55:27 UTC 2007

On Sunday 22 April 2007 22:38:03 Olivier Nicole wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been askedto install FreeBSD on a server, but I had no saying
> on the procurement of the server.
> It ends up to be an HP 380G5, with onboard Broadcom based NIC that is
> not supported and only PCIe extension slots.
> I am wondering what NIC I could buy that would be PCIe, x4 or x8, and
> supported by FreeBSD 5.5.
> Best regards,
> Olivier
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any particular reason why youre note going with 6.2?  i have 6.2 running on 
several DL G4's and G5's (couple ML's in there too), and they all have no 
trouble with the broadcom nics.  also, both my laptop and desktop have the 
broadcoms as well, and again, they work very nicely... in 6.2.

but to field your question more directly, surely Intel has a pcie version of 
their nics.  thats what i would choose if i were pressed to buy something 
other than what came on the system's board.

Jonathan Horne
freebsd at dfwlp.com

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