Intel PWLA8391GT NIC...does it work?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Tue Jul 17 15:27:22 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 08:50:33AM -0600, Modulok wrote:
> For anyone who has this NIC...
> Is the "Intel PWLA8391GT" network interface card supported on 6.1
> Release? I read the hardware notes section and it didn't mention it. I
> also read the man page for the em(4) driver, it mentions some of the
> other models, but not this one specifically. The only thing I could
> find on google was the mention of it in a review on, but
> the guy never mentions what version of FreeBSD he's using, or what
> driver the card uses. If anyone has this card...does it work and which
> driver does it use...and any gotchas?

It should work just fine.  It is also known as "Intel PRO/1000GT Desktop
Adapter" and uses the 82541PI controller chip which should be mentioned in
the hardware notes for em(4).

I have one of those cards and have had no problems with it.  I bought it
in June 2006, only a month or so after FreeBSD 6.1 was released so I expect
it was supported in 6.1-RELEASE as well.

It works fine, uses the em(4) driver, and no gotchas that I have found.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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